Doulas are for dads, too

Men are increasingly discovering the benefits of hiring birth and postpartum doulas (Note: This story first appeared in Sacramento Parent Magazine in 2017) By Will Martin When I agreed to hire a doula, it was more a gift to my wife than an endorsement of the profession. I’d heard of doulas, but they only came up … Continue reading Doulas are for dads, too

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War, what it’s been good for

10 military innovations that transformed our everyday lives (NOTE: THIS STORY ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON LINKEDIN IN 2017). By Will Martin War, what is it good for? Quite a bit, it seems. Military innovations have a habit of finding their way to civilian life. Designed for the barracks or the battlefield, they prove just as practical on main … Continue reading War, what it’s been good for

Adventurers flock again to Hunting Island

Biathlon offers kayakers and runners a unique view of one of South Carolina's most pristine Sea Islands (Note: This story originally appeared in the Beaufort Gazette in 2007). By Will Martin @wmartin89 Last February, Sea Island Rotarian Jack Cunningham found himself on the trails of Hunting Island agonizing over a pool of water. In one week, about … Continue reading Adventurers flock again to Hunting Island

Soy and pain

Soy is everywhere and in everything. But is that a good thing? (Note: This story originally appeared in the Beaufort Gazette in July 2007). By Will Martin @wmartin89 Shortly after opening Beaufort's Its Only Natural health food in 2000, owner Joyce Tallmadge encountered a would-be prophet. Armed with a medical degree and an imposing body of research, the … Continue reading Soy and pain