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Human Nature

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Why do people assume the worst (or is it just me)? I needed to order contact lenses, but I hadn’t been to the eye doctor in 3 years. They wanted to see me before ordering new contacts. After the doctor was done, he sat silently writing for a couple awkward minutes. While waiting, I was […]

Nursing Journal Day 6

Monday, May 20th, 2013

For my May term course I have to keep a journal of daily events. It’s our first course that’s hands-on with patients. In the end we will qualify as CNAs. That’s the frame of reference for the journal, just so you don’t expect too much. Since I have to keep a journal, why not share […]

Nursing Journal Day 5

Monday, May 20th, 2013

For my May term course I have to keep a journal of daily events. It’s our first course that’s hands-on with patients. In the end we will qualify as CNAs. That’s the frame of reference for the journal, just so you don’t expect too much. Since I have to keep a journal, why not share […]

Nursing Journal Day 4

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

For my May term course I have to keep a journal of daily events. It’s our first course that’s hands-on with patients. In the end we will qualify as CNAs. That’s the frame of reference for the journal, just so you don’t expect too much. Since I have to keep a journal, why not share […]

Nursing Journal Day 3

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

For my May term course I have to keep a journal of daily events. It’s our first course that’s hands-on with patients. In the end we will qualify as CNAs. That’s the frame of reference for the journal, just so you don’t expect too much. Since I have to keep a journal, why not share […]

Nursing Journal Day 2

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

For my May term course I have to keep a journal of daily events. It’s our first course that’s hands-on with patients. In the end we will qualify as CNAs. That’s the frame of reference for the journal, just so you don’t expect too much. Since I have to keep a journal, why not share […]

Nursing Journal

Monday, May 13th, 2013

For my May term course I have to keep a journal of daily events. It’s our first course that’s hands-on with patients. In the end we will qualify as CNAs. That’s the frame of reference for the journal, just so you don’t expect too much. Since I have to keep a journal, why not share […]

08/24/10 Family Medicine

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Today was the first day I was able to shadow a PA. The PA I shadowed has been in the field for many years and at her current office between 5 and 10 years. She started out with a BS in Chemistry and then worked as an oncology tech along with working in a laboratory. […]

PA School Planning

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Last week the wife and I drove down to the University of New England to go over my latest PA school application. There were many details discussed, and I took a lot of notes. Requirement: Anatomy and Physiology needs to be 8 credits taken within the last 7 years. The anatomy I took was Comparative […]

Reading List and Life’s Plans

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

This year in an attempt to increase the number of books I read per year, I set a goal of reading 4 books a month. This goal seemed entirely reasonable and would put me above previous years at a total of 48 books. I’m ending that goal now. Let me say, I am 3 books […]

And Then I Ate at a Vegetarian Restaurant

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

No, this is not some hilarious one-liner to end a crowd-pleasing joke. This is a true account of my experiences last night. The wife and I drove to Portland, two hours away, to join our friends at a birthday dinner. The restaurant chose was vegetarian. And, I believe, not just vegetarian but vegan as well. […]

Everything is Bigger in Texas

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

It even took longer to descend through the cloud cover. Once we had made it underneath the overcast sky, Dallas spread out before us as far as the eye could see. It was dark out, so what I actually saw was lights. The ground was flat, and out my window lights spread all the way […]

Teen Chess Club

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

I’m helping a friend run the Teen Chess Club at the Bangor Public Library. The club will meet every Thursday. The first session is this week, 10/1/09, from 5:30 – 7:30. I hope it’s not just me and him playing chess against each other…

Family Friendly is Expensive

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Yeah, so I’m doing more things with my family. Can I tell you that it’s mostly eating out? This is getting expensive! My dining out monthly expenses have increased since June. May: $138.55 June: $211.21 July: $240.49 Aug: $265.03 (so far!) I’m going to need a grant soon to be able to keep up my […]

Project Complete

Monday, August 17th, 2009

I completed my project of the week on Wednesday last week. Midweek church service was unexpectedly canceled due to a death. I had the night free, and I went for it. I’m still sorting through little slips of paper and notes I have written myself, but the organizing and the polishing of the desk is […]

Project of the Week: Clean the desk!

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

It’s sad to officially term this a project, but I really need to get the other 2/3 of my desk clean. It hasn’t happened just saying I need to do it, so now it’s a project. I have until Saturday night. I’d better stop typing and go…

GRE Results

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

I left the test feeling pretty good with the grades that immediately popped up. Once I received my official grades in the mail yesterday, though, I was little disappointed. I had more fun on the writing section, so I would have thought I’d done better. Verbal Score: 670, % Below: 95 Quantitative Score: 700, % […]

Family Friendly

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

I have actually been spending a lot of time with my family for the past few months. This is a change for me. Normally I’m pretty covetous of my free time. I also don’t want to seem pretentious to spend time with people that I haven’t kept up with very well thus far in life. […]

Getting Ready for Vacation

Friday, May 15th, 2009

It’s that time of the year again. Time to drive off to another state and enjoy a week of shopping, exploring, and relaxation. This time we’re going to Rhode Island. My family went there recently and talked it up pretty good. We are at a resort with an indoor/outdoor pool, hot tubs, oceanview, and all […]

Productivity

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

I’m not very productive here at home. I spend a lot of time online. Even the time I spend online isn’t exactly productive. Sure, keeping up with friends and relatives is nice, and reading blogs can be relaxing, but I’m not producing much. Consider this website right here. Not much gets posted here anymore. I’m […]