Spring! What new beginnings mean to me.

In day to day life, the only thing we can be sure of is that everything changes.  After the cold of winter, (unless you live where I live, in which case it is just a little bit darker), spring brings hope of new growth. I’ve been listening to books during my working hours, as I drive from patient to patient, Read More …

Do You Have Audacity?

Audacity is a cool word. It’s not a word used by many people, or in many situations. I first heard it when I was a kid, probably from Dad.  Here we are in the early 1980’s. Dad liked to throw around big words from time to time. He was a bit of a “smart ass,” you might say. The word, Read More …

What’s the Periodic Table Got to Do With Me?

Today is National Periodic Table Day!  This particular table shows how each element is used.  The blank ones on the bottom, are only used for research at this time, according to science alert.  As I’ve learned about chemistry throughout my life, I’ve gone through a range of feelings toward it, from apathy to fascination, and if I had the attention Read More …

Live Your Dream

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I have been reflecting on what “Live Your Dream” might have meant to Dr. King.  He was committed to his goal 100%.  It took unbelievable courage.  Mind boggling courage.  He might not have even realized the impact he would have for generations to come. It’s hard to believe his famous speech took place only Read More …

National Sandwich Day

Sandwiches are one of my favorite foods.  Simple to make and versatile for anyone’s tastes, you can almost count on your guests enjoying a sandwich.  Well, unless your friends are Paleo, Ketogenic, or another low-carb program.  In that case, you can substitute the bread with lettuce. In my opinion, though, a sandwich is not a sandwich without the bread. During Read More …

THE WORLD IS CHANGING!

Nurses know that the world is changing. Especially the ones who have been around a while (like me). With few exceptions (the AIDS epidemic being one of them), the patients weren’t as sick as they are now. We had help with the personal care tasks like toileting, feeding, and bathing our patients. We had more time to teach, and it Read More …