The Place Called There

1/12/13: The Place Called There is book by John Osteen ( that advocates finding the geographical place you should be in life.  It is also a very practical concept to understand in Kingdom of God living and being in the center of God’s will for your life.

I learned of this principle of a Place Called There after the fact.  Let me address the professional aspect of this although there is strong evidence there was personal providential reasons as well.

Through a number of circumstances I ended up spending the winters in Carlsbad, CA.  It was there that living on a golf course I started working on putter design and technique.  It turned out that Carlsbad is the home to most of the major golf industry manufacturers and suppliers.  This was the place that made it possible to within 5 minute drive of my home to develop and manufacture golf putters.  It was the place through a local San Diego pastor that I was introduced to Howard Twitty, PGA tour Player.  This lead to credentials on the PGA tour, teaching out there, and eventually publishing with Howard, “There is More to Putting than Meets the Eye”.  It was my Place Called There for meeting Tower Chang a golf grip manufacturer in South Orange County. For my golf initiative Carlsbad was certainly the Place Called There.

Near by San Diego was The Place Called There for my medical initiatives.  The proximity to the research facilities at Scripps’ S.C.O.R.E. under the leadership of Clifford Colwell, M.D, a long time friend of mine resulted in scientific studies on cartilage healing.  Cliff grew up in Flint, MI and married Carolyn Beall, the daughter of good friends of my when I was in St. Louis, MO at Barnes Hospital many years ago.  Barnes certainly was a Place Called There in my life for this and so many other professional reasons. It was at S.C.O.R.E. that the technology existed for testing unloading the knee joint so critical in cartilage health.  These studies lead to development of insoles that would unload the knee joint compartments. and

Just as important was that Cliff’s laboratory, under the leadership of Daryll D’Lima, had the capacity to study the use of anthocyanins/anthocyanindins for potential treatment of cartilage injury or disease.  This lead to US patent 8,263,069 Composition including anthocyanins and anthocyanidins for prevention and or treatment of articular cartilage associated conditions. September 11, 2012.

Just this week I enjoyed more confirmation that I am in the Place Called There.  Over the past few months I have been seeking a place to continue my research on the anthocyanins and anthocyanidins.  I turned out that the latest technology for this study is at UCSK, ust 15 miles from my home in Carlsbad.  They have yet to be reported technology that is totally revolutionary to do a proof of principle study on cartilage in a very short time and at considerable less expense than a formal longitudinal animal or clinical study.  More on this later, but this finding was certainly additional confirmation that I am in the Place Called There.

I challenge others to prospectively examine if you are in the Place Called There.