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Monday Memo – 3.5 MILLION WORDS!?!?

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Being an untrained writer, I depend upon a couple of software programs to help me edit (ProWriting Aid, and Grammarly). I’ve used Grammarly since April 19, 2017, and in the span of the last 39 months they say that the total number of words they’ve checked is 3,627,657. That’s over 93,000 words a month.  I thought that was a lot, until they told me that just last week (which was a heavy writing week in that I was editing my second Kissimmee book, tentatively titled, “Palm Tree Physician: More Life Lessons from a Small-Town Doctor in Old Florida”), they checked 124,410 words I had written! At an average of 250 words per double-spaced page, that means I edited almost 500 pages last week. I need a break!!!
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Monthly Family Update – September 2020

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Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: More great endorsements for “The Best Medicine” Last chance to read an early copy of “The Best Medicine” Today’s Christian Living “Ask Dr. Walt” column My still-unpublished WWII book has been nominated for an international award Barb and I are in a COVID Vaccine Study Answers to last month’s prayers Prayer requests for this month Past Issues (more…)
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Dad’s WWII book is a “Page Turner Award Finalist”

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Long-time friends and readers know of my work over the last 15 years or so or turning my father's WWII exploits into a published book. So many of you have been such an encouragement to me as it has been turned down by several publishers (although -- bulletin, bulletin, bulletin -- one publisher is now considering offering me a contract for the book). Anyway, the great news is that the unpublished manuscript (War Horses: A World War II Hero's Stories of Savagery, Stallions, and Saving the Lipizzaners) is a finalist for an international award: "War Horses" has been named a "Page Turner Award Finalist." (more…)
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Monday Memo – Hate is too great a burden to bear; My past as a racist

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A dear friend, Clarence Shuler, is writing a book about racial reconciliation with Gary Chapman, Ph.D. Many of you know of Dr. Chapman from his “Five Love Languages” books. Gary actually led Clarence to the Lord when he was a young man. Clarence and I are in a writers’ group together which we call “The Stinklings,” after “The Inklings” which was attended by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Sometimes we call ourselves “The St. Inklings,” but I digress. (more…)
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Monday Memo: The High Calling of Servanthood

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As long-time readers know, I have the privilege of serving as a visiting professor at the In His Image Family Medicine Residency in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They have recently identified their core values as: Respect, Integrity, Compassion, Excellence, and Servanthood and asked me to speak to the faculty and staff on the topic of servanthood. I thought you might be interested in seeing my remarks. I'm grateful to Dr. Charles Stanley on his teaching on the topic and my talk is adapted from a 2010 sermon he gave on the topic. (more…)
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Monthly Family Update – August 2020

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                                             Monthly Family Update – August 2020 Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: Hate is too great a burden to bear: My Past as a Racist More Nice Endorsements for “The Best Medicine” Want to Read “Best Medicine” before everyone else? Vaccine Study Answers to last month’s prayers Prayer requests for this month Past Issues (more…)
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Monday Memo – “Ask Dr. Walt” column on sleep

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I enjoy being able to answer questions from the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine in my “Ask Dr. Walt” column. Here are my Q&A's on sleep issues from the July 2020 issue You can click on any you’re interested reading. I hope you’ll consider getting a subscription: Can Poor Sleep Harm My Health? I don’t get as much sleep as I used to. I’ve read that poor sleep can actually harm my health. How can that be? — Sleeping Less in Alabama Advice for Better ZZZs What are some tips to improve my sleep? — Wanting to Snore More in Texas Treating Sleeplessness What are the best treatment options for insomnia? My doctor says health professionals are no longer using sleeping medications long-term. What’s that all about? — Insomniac in Iowa
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Monday Memo – More Great Endorsements for “The Best Medicine”

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I’ve told you in past letters about my next book, coming this October, about my early practice days in Kissimmee, Florida. It’s called “The Best Medicine: Tales of Humor and Hope from a Small-Town Doctor.” I’ve received more nice endorsements, and I’m so happy to share these with you: PREORDER HERE Dr. Walt Larimore has written a delightful look at the life of a small-town doctor chock-full of interesting characters and medical tales. This is the kind of book you want to sip like sweet tea but wind up drinking in a satisfying gulp. You will enjoy the journey!Chris Fabry Moody Radio host and author of A Piece of the Moon I was raised a small-town girl—one who moved from the low country of coastal Georgia to the ‘big city’ in Central…
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An Independence Day Remembrance of My Father – A True Hero

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Today many of us will gather with family and friends for barbecues and picnics to celebrate our country's 242nd Independence Day. But, at some point between the hot dogs, hamburgers, and the firecrackers, I hope each of us will take time to reflect on what Independence Day is really about – remembering the sacrifices of our American soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, and guardsman who have given their service (and some their lives) to protect the freedoms so many of us take for granted.  (more…)
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