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2020 Book Log (updating)

I kept a book log in 2019 and will strive to do the same in 2020. Station 11: a Novel – a pandemic flu story, mostly told 20 years after the apocalyptic death of 99% of humanity. The Testaments: A novel – the sequel to the Handmaid’s Tale. Written 35 years after the first book. […]

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6 Million Step Challenge (Updating)

In 2020 I am attempting to walk, run or hike at least 6 million steps, as measured by my Garmin Vivoactive 3 watch. Logging at least 500,000 steps a month isn’t a walk in the park (or rather many walks in the park). January. 473,731 steps. February. 450,380 steps. YTD total = 924,111 March. 516,006 […]

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Alternate Posting Location: Public Safety Face Mask Survey Results

View all of the results from nearly 4,000 cops, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and corrections officers. Face masks: Here’s what cops, firefighters, medics and COs have to say about use, policy and effectiveness One of the questions is about off-duty face mask use. This is what we learned: Off-duty face mask use by public safety respondents […]

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Call Me an Uber

Me (running ~7:15 pace) Man driving in truck “call me an Uber” Me “huh” Man “can I get an Uber Me (stopped running) Man “how do I get to Hoover Ave.?” Me (gives man directions) Man “have a good jog” Me (that hurts) Me (continue running)

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National Emergency is a Call to Service

Early this week I wrote, “A letter to the American public: The COVID-19 pandemic national emergency is a call to serve” for EMS1. I usually write to the public safety audience so this was a rare departure to address the public. In addition to the suggestions in that article here are other ways to serve […]

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Results: Mountain Tactical Institute Running Mini-Study

In January and February, I was a Mountain Tactical Institute mini-study lab rate. The training program is described here, including results for group A and group B. 1/27/20 6-mile time trial 48:37 2/17/20 6-mile time trial 44:54 A few thoughts about completing the 3-week training program … 1. I am happy about my improvement 2. […]

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Alternate Posting Location: What’s with Wuhan for EMS

Last week I posted two EMS1 articles about EMS and the Wuhan coronavirus. Why EMS leaders need to discuss the Wuhan coronavirus with the public, media Is EMS prepared for an epidemic or pandemic?

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Alternate Posting Location: Go to Bed

Oversleeping or sleeping through an alarm is not a waking up problem. Oversleeping is a going to bed problem. Read my tips for going to bed and falling asleep on EMS1.

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2019 Book Log

Reading, I suppose, is a hobby. I don’t think to add it as an interest on social profiles or applications, but reading for pleasure is something I do daily. Since a large amount of my workday is reading and editing non-fiction my pleasure reading is mostly non-fiction. Here’s a partial list of the books I […]

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Chili Exchange

We hosted a fun family gathering to eat and exchange chili. We provided chili toppings and attendees each brought a crockpot of chili, along with containers to bring home a couple of bowls.