Are Computers Eating our Children?

When I first started reading this post by Pittsburgh Web Designer Nathan I thought I knew what the post would be about.  But Nathan goes on to describe children so elegantly and eloquently that when he introduces the idea of computers eating our children, it makes me...

Life is Short and Cyclocross Rocks

I left teh Rocky Mountains 3 days early this summer in order to come home for a memorial service for a good friend of mine who died suddenly & unexpectedly at the age of 39.  Myself and the rest of his friends were crushed...I feel cheated that I will never get to...

Sprint Triathlon Training Sites

As some of you know, I have done a handful (or more) of triathlons in the past. I recently decided to help a friend out with her Sprint Triathlon Training website and blog.   In addition to thoughtful articles, she has a free Training Book and12 Week Sprint Triathlon...

Rocky Mountain Summers are Back

Rocky Mountain Summers are Back

This is my 5th summer working in the Rocky Mountains at a small rural ER.  Since last year, the ER has been totally renovated.  It now has the appearance of a modern, urban ER with trauma bays, sliding glass doors providing privacy in each room, a psych observation...

Transcript of Obama’s Election Night Speech

Already, someone has transcribed this speech.  I'm not the most politically savvy person in the world, probably among the least.  But I've never been so enthralled as to listen to a politician speak.  Now I want to go backwards and listen to all the speeches I didn't...

Extensor Tendon Repair in Honduras- Part 3

Extensor Tendon Repair in Honduras- Part 3

This is  a 3 part series Read Part 1 Of Machetes and Snakebites Read Part 2 Preparation Meets Opportunity and Betadine Now Reading Part 3 Extensor Tendon Repair We created the best sterile field that we could and numbed up the laceration with as much lidocaine with...

Preparation Meets Opportunity and Betadine

Preparation Meets Opportunity and Betadine

They hadn't eaten since before starting work that morning and by the time they arrived at the clinic, it was late in the afternoon, the hottest time of the day. This is when I met him for the first time. "Doc Shazam, we need you.  We have a  machete injury..." said...

Of Machetes and Snake Bites

Of Machetes and Snake Bites

I just returned from a 2 week trip to rural northern Honduras where muddy roads twist up steep mountain sides, and where farmers manage near vertical fields of corn and beans where mahogany trees once grew. A fifteen year old farmer leaned over in the beating sun,...

Mountain Ride

Mountain Ride

Today I did my first mountain bike ride in 2 1/2 years, what a blast! The woods were beautiful, I went right around sunset for about 40 minutes. Seems like it was all uphill until I got to the "escape hollow", that was fast, curvey and delicious. The trails are in...