Author Archives: Roger

Connections

I don’t always take the time to make little connections with people. I stopped at Taco Bell on the way home from Portland last night. My work partner and I had just dropped a patient off at a hospital in … Continue reading

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Vacation 2012 – Part 2

We knew we were going into the mountains, and that “civilization” was pretty much an hour away. When turning off the state route, we drove in between two buildings of a farm. The winding road led us up and around … Continue reading

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Vacation 2012: Villa Roma, Part 1

I have to admit, I wasn’t really prepared for vacation this year. I worked through Friday, and we had a bunch of errands to run on Saturday. I didn’t take time in the weeks building up to vacation. I never … Continue reading

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Profession Update

I have some notes about the vacation we’re on, but yesterday I received an email from the state University accepting me into their nursing program. I have tried for years to get into a Physician’s Assistant program, with no luck. … Continue reading

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Tell Me A Story

Tell me a story. I don’t care if it’s happy or sad, comedy or tragedy, history, fiction, non-fiction, horror, sci-fi, or fantasy, though not fantasy like lots of other people might consider fantasy. I mean adventurers, knights, horses, unicorn, dragons, … Continue reading

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Visitor

Last night I awoke to a gentleman standing over the foot of my bed. Now, I’m not surprised that I slept through someone entering the house, making his way to the bedroom, and hovering over the foot of my bed … Continue reading

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Baby Changing Station

He was washing his hands when the stall door slowly creaked open. Nobody came out, which was odd, but he also noticed the plastic contraption affixed to the wall. It read “Baby Changing Station.” Suddenly he had a glorious idea. … Continue reading

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The Musical Divide

I’m not sure why I have such a fondness for songs about relationship problems. I’ve only broken up with people three times. One of them wasn’t a big deal, but the other two were heartbreakers. However, these breakups can’t be … Continue reading

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Overheating

Is anyone else in this current geographical location hot? Seriously. I’m sweating like Big Bird at a Popeye’s. I just put this shirt on and it is now drenched. The computer monitor is fogging up like the cold winter windshield … Continue reading

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Loot List 2011

While my wife’s Christmas stocking was filled with Pampered Chef goodies, my stocking was filled with ThinkGeek. Stocking A Conan the Barbarian Sword Letter Opener Star Wars Chop Sabers Bacon Flavored Croutons Bacon Dental Floss Hematite Adventure Gaming Dice Gifts … Continue reading

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Open Book Testing

I recently took a midterm exam for an online course. Online courses, of course, mean open book testing. I had to wait quite a while to get my exam score, and the teacher had hinted that grades weren’t very good. … Continue reading

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Disappointing Everyone

I am pretty much a disappointment to everyone who cares/cared about and believes/believed in me. I spent a good number of my formative years at my great-grandmother’s house. She helped raise me, including educating me, and grew to love me. … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Vacation, part 2

Part 1 Thursday, May 19th We used our free tickets to go to a plantation. Granted, this plantation was the one preferred by the Charleston Visitor’s Center (the same place that messed up our tour times the previous day), but … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Vacation

How I Spent My Summer Vacation How I Spent My Spring Vacation How I Spent My Vacation Saturday, May 14th After 15 hours of driving through Maine, NH, Mass, Conn, NY, Penn, MD, WV, and VA, we stopped in Fredericksburg … Continue reading

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Top Five Vacation Mistakes

5 – Timeshare We finally succumbed and bought into a timeshare type thing. We have enough points to vacation once a year, if we book within 30 days. That is sure to limit our choices, since the good places will … Continue reading

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Loot List – Christmas 2010

A lot of items have come off my wish list this year, between finding the rare ones myself, my birthday, and Christmas. CDs seem to be the slowest moving item on the list. I should probably start rounding these up … Continue reading

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08/24/10 Family Medicine

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 … Continue reading

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PA School Planning

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 … Continue reading

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Reading List and Life’s Plans

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 … Continue reading

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Sunny Day Haikus

The warmth is a drug Pulling me out of my seat Outside addictions How I yearn to read Out under the sagging elm The book as my world An escape calls me Beautiful realms crying out Touching upon mine The … Continue reading

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