It’s’s birthday!

The thirteenth, and as such is in that awkward non-communicative phase.  Thanks to the seven of you for checking in from time to time!  Yes, I intend to keep this. Should my current situation change, I suspect long form blog posts … [Continue reading]

A wonderful Fisking

I'm neither terribly for nor against paramedics working as employees in the ED, but I love people ripping apart straw man arguments. Texas ENA’s Unprofessional Attack on EMS Author’s note: I generally avoid posting non-tech matters on my blog, but … [Continue reading]

They call me ‘Doc’

For the mighty Navy Corpsmen, past, current and future.   … [Continue reading]

Olivet Nazarene University ED Nursing graphic

Well done, and some good information:   via … [Continue reading]

TELCO types, I have a question

So, I figure someone out there knows the answer to this, and I'll share my guess, but I can't find an answer on the internet. My Question: Why does my cell phone ignore (or add) a "1" with a phone call, but my POTS* line phone doesn't. Not only … [Continue reading]

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

unless it's the tail rotor. They will straight up kill you. Buy the t-shirt! … [Continue reading]

I read blogs were dead the other day

And then forgot to check this one. It's not dead, it's just being left fallow. You have my apologies. It's fallow as I'm in one of those weird career places, where I'm doing just enough interesting things that are fun but that I cannot talk … [Continue reading]

12 STI’s of Christmas, 2014

I missed posting this last year! My yearly Christmas favorite, reposted: Courtesy of the British National Health Service (click the banner): NSFW. Funny, but Unsafe for work,unless your work involves STD's in which case it's required. It's my … [Continue reading]

Happy Birthday to my brudder, and a niece!

a reprise... For my little brother (who's taller and smarter than me, thank goodness I'm better looking): He's a touch older than in this picture (he was the lead mechanical engineer making this thing fly, in one year):   And, to … [Continue reading]

How I feel about ATLS, in someone else’ tweet Perfect. … [Continue reading]

Dear Amazon, a couple of requests

I frequently order from you (check my records, I'm not exaggerating). I'm giving you this feedback just as the Christmas shopping season starts to help you, not out of spite. First, had I wanted USPS to deliver my packages I'd order from someone … [Continue reading]

Happy Birthday, Marines!

SemperFi I post this every year, and I still enjoy it... … [Continue reading]

Grumpy People Get the Details Right — Science of Us

Think back to the last time you had to navigate a customer-service situation. Perhaps you were trying to make a doctor's appointment when few convenient times were available, or you may have been speaking with a credit-card rep in an effort to get a … [Continue reading]

In which I and my ‘style’ are vindicated. Grumpy People Get the Details Right via @thescienceofus

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“@MDaware: common misnomer – most emergency “rooms” are actually peninsulas”

“@MDaware: common misnomer - most emergency "rooms" are actually peninsulas” … [Continue reading]