Shooting at a theatre. →
I want to express my deepest sympathies for the all the people hurt and all the families involved in the recent shooting. It appalled me that someone would do something like this to innocent people just looking to spend a night at the movies. I had planned to take my family to the midnight showing in my area. It makes my heart ache that my children would be hurt in a similar situation or even...
Occupy EMS →
I will probably be writing a piece on this article in the near future but for now just check it out. Very well said. EMS World Occupy EMS.
Blogging apps for iOS →
I love my Mac, but more and more I’m finding myself using my phone for blogging. Especially when I’m at work. It has a lot of what the full sized laptop has to offer with the added benefit of being extremely portable and always connected to the web. I am seriously considering buying an iPad with data but the price still doesn’t justify itself for me. Especially since I have almost everything on my...
Obese isn't as bad as being underweight, news... →
Obese isn’t as bad as being underweight?! A new study by the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine is showing results that go contrary to what we’ve been being told about ideal weight. As soon as I read the title I also went into my skeptic mode. The study showed that it may in fact be more dangerous to be underweight than to be obese unless the obesity is extreme in nature....
The Art of Self-Reliance →
The Art of Self-Reliance No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.- Demosthenes I teach occasionally. The first thing I start with when I teach any first aid or CPR courses is explaining how important it is for everyone to be self-reliant. At least to a degree. Now let me explain, I’m not talking about having 6 months worth of food in a bomb...
Defending the right to speak. →
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. - Voltaire I was thinking about this quote this morning and realized that if it wasn’t for a great many people that believe in the freedom of speech many of us in the blogging community probably wouldn’t have a voice. Or if we did it would be much harder to get an audience. I find it...
Thank you to everyone that helps keep us free. →
Fast, Good or Cheap →
I was recently reding a blog post on Too Old to Work Too Young to Retire about a Swedish report detailing the lack of an EMS response to an emergency situation due to their over the phone triage. I was intruiged both by his story as well as hers which you can find here: The Local. Rebecca Ahlfeldt wrote the initial story and in the response to her two things stood out to me. The first is when...