1. Executive Time is for Learning Axios reported that a large portion of President Trump’s schedule is devoted to “Executive Time” and alleges this mostly means Trump is watching television, tweeting and phoning pals. The White House counters that Trump is important meetings and calling legislators. Regardless of how Trump uses his executive time there […]
Reading and running are my top two hobbies. I find both of them relaxing and refreshing. I also get a recharge or energy boost and many ideas come to me while doing both. Today I had a fantastic run in Wausau, Wisconsin – an out and back from the soccer fields to and through downtown. […]
When any of these phrases lead a Facebook post, Facebook comment or blog post comment, or verbal argument I tune out. Wake up America Wake up people Think about it This didn’t happen when we were kids Sheeple What other lame rhetorical phrases cause you to tune out, turn off or, turn away?
EMS Reading: February 2016
I am halfway through the incredible EMS Memoir, “1000 Naked Strangers” by Kevin Hazzard.” You can read an excerpt, the prologue, on EMS1. And check on this news story and interview with Hazzard. Note: I am reading a copy sent to me by the publisher. Purchase “A Thousand Naked Strangers” from Amazon, other booksellers, or […]
Spring Break Reading List
To keep pace with my son’s reading I finished the fourth book in the Harry Potter series (he has read all 7 books two times through) and I just finished the first book in the Percy Jackson series. Any book recommendations for my son (and me) of other book series to read?
What do you know about tranexamic acid and its use for the treatment of severe hemorrhage? I didn’t know much until recently so I am trying to get up to speed with some reading. CRASH-2 – Clinical Randomisation of an Antrifibrinolytic in Significant Hemorrhage – website A Cheap Drug is Found to Save Bleeding Victims Cartoon (comic […]
At EMS Today, during my presentation on EMS Continuing Education, I discussed the oddity of magazine article based CE that awards an hour or hour and a half of CE for reading 2000-4000 words. Part of the presentation was a timed reading exercise. Participants read about 200 words of text on the screen and clicked […]
Medical Author Chat A new episode finally dropped on the Medical Author Chat. I talked to Clif Castelman about his book, the Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness First Aid. Early in the month I also issued a 12 n’ 12 Reading Challenge. Can you read 12 books, one per month, in 2012? Western Pennsylvania Hospital News […]
Long sci-fi, fantasy, or crime novels make for good reading while posting or between calls. I just finished the first book in the Hunger Games trilogy (awesome). When one book is not enough, three is even better. Three of my favorite triologies: Lord of the Rings: Read these books, even if you have seen the […]
One of my favorite things to do is go to the library to peruse the racks of new fiction. I love picking up a book that has been freshly wrapped in library issued cellophane. I love the smell of the pages as I open the book, and the sound of the spine cracking for the […]