20 Day Challenge Day 16 – Reaching Out to Strangers

in Other Stuff, Reflections

Greenfield, MA Natives – Penn Jillette & Dave Williams Years ago, a dear friend of mine wanted to apply to Physician Assistant programs. She had a non-medical related bachelors and was working as an EMT for an urban 911 organization to gain experience. She felt she needed a physician recommendation to complement her application. I […]

It Is Not The Critic

in Reflections

It is Not the Critic It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and […]

Standardized Symbols – Laundry Care Labels

in Reflections

  Have you ever paid attention to the labels on your clothes? Every garment you own comes with a care label: dry clean only, wash cold, tumble dry, etc. It’s there as a guide, aimed to help you clean your clothing properly and not do something that might shrink, damage, or alter it. I’ve done all three! […]

2012 TEDxAustin Reflections

in Around Town, Conference, Reflections

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being part of the 2012 TEDxAustin – Beyond Measure. This was the second year in a row that I was lucky enough to be invited to be part of this exciting community. You can read my summary from last year here. This year’s event, much like last year’s, did […]

Donate Yourself & Make a Big Differance

in health care, Reflections

As a recovering paramedic and one who has worked as a caregiver, administrator, and advisor to health care organizations, I have a vested interest in improving health. A number of years ago, I explored how I wished to give back to my community, but there were so many worthy organizations and rewarding causes for which […]