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I’m wondering if the old adages “no news is good news” and “bad news travels fast” have been responsible for my writer’s block the past couple of weeks. I do tend to report it when things go wrong in our profession, although I occasionally hand out kudos as well.

I started a series on the financial health of our organizations, and it attracted very few comments. The NCBTMB has still not posted their 2008 filing, which I’ve been waiting for with bated breath. The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards was in good shape; AMTA lost a lot of money in their investments, but not to the point of endangering the organization, and the Alliance hasn’t been in existence long enough to report on. The COMTA return contained items I didn’t understand, and I’m waiting for clarification on that, but it seems they haven’t had anything earth-shaking in their financial situation, either. Based on the lack of feedback, I wonder if people even care. If you’re affiliated with any of them, you should.

The MTBOK blog has not been updated since October. Maybe I’m not the only one who’s had writer’s block here lately. I’d like to know what’s happening with that project, and they don’t seem to be forthcoming with much information. Read More.....

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Comment by Dan L. Hendrix on January 2, 2010 at 10:40pm
I just want to tell you, that after 34 years of professional massage practice, this is some of the most frank and even handed writing I can remember. Thank you so much!
Comment by Mike Hinkle on December 15, 2009 at 11:15am
It is the Holidays!

The BOK said they would not have anything to say until Jan. FSMTB will soon again be doing amazing things. AMTA is AMTA. The Alliance has potential to do great things, but they are just cranking up. I think therapists are enjoying the lull.

Besides ABMP has given us this great vehicle to enjoy the Holidays together! And that's all we need for the next couple of weeks. Tell the Pundit in you to take a breath, because about this time next month... there will be much to write about.

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