Many years ago I watched a volunteer firefighter climb down from the cab of his ladder truck in nothing but shorts, boots, and a helmet. He took a portable radio and went to investigate a box alarm. I was embarrassed -- for him, for his agency, for the fire service in general and myself by… Continue reading Situation Ready
The other night I transferred a patient from Suburban Children's to Big City Trauma Center. At 15 years old he was having trouble with his implanted pacemaker. Without it, he would have been dead years ago. It was an interesting case, made more so by events in my private life. Wilson Greatbatch, inventor of the… Continue reading Wilson Greatbatch
Late lunch. Football game. Loud bang shatters afternoon. Duty calls, lunch cools.
Presented for your enjoyment and/or enlightenment, a random assortment of things I've found interesting recently. Like everything else at NfMH, AtB will run irregularly at my whim. For openers, Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man presents the ultimate collection of playground FAIL. Peter runs a very enlightening blog and was the inspiration for Around the Blogosphere.… Continue reading Around the Blogosphere – September 22
Or more accurately, "Who owns your name?" Take a brief walk with me into one of the stranger corners of the Internet. Don't worry, your identity is safe. Just keep your hand on your credit cards and don't click any popups. I've mentioned before that I sometimes listen to political talk radio. (Lately I don't… Continue reading Who owns you?
No legs. Half a hand. Only one arm; half my age What life after war?
I've got nothing. Ten years ago this very minute, one of the darkest days in American history began. We discovered how much some people can hate, and we would discover the depths and strength of the American soul in the days that followed. I don't have anything profound to say. Please take the time to… Continue reading Speechless
8/17 - stalls @ the Big E 8/21 - feeling a bit artsy 8/30 - Second grade!! 9/2 - Seen on the Mass Pike. I'm not sure what it means, but I bet the local fire marshal might find it interesting. 9/3 - Family weekend in Buffalo. You get to see a lot of Beth.… Continue reading P365 resumes