When the Bell Tolls

When the bell tolls, it’s time to put our problems on a shelf and get in the truck and go. The people who call us have problems of their own to deal with, and do not need a depressed, disgruntled or judgmental person showing up at their side. Case in point: A friend felt sick, […]


We gathered in the head of neurosurgery's office, my mom, two sisters, brother Bob and myself, along with Dr. Cotter. He was the best, we were told, and just may well have been. He certainly was nice enough. "He's a good man, I didn't want to leave him paralyzed. We did all we could, the […]


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Speaking of books and reading, I’ll be at The Broad Street School this morning reading something to a bunch of third grade students. If ever you are concerned about the state of our society, and think today’s kids are wild and out of control and just plain bad and disrespectful, I suggest you spend a […]

The Case of the Tweaked Nipple

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"Dr. Watson! To the coach, the game is afoot!" ""Has a heinous crime occurred?" "Perhaps, the investigation is already underway. Our reconnaissance team has discovered a twenty-nine year old male, unconscious in the ladies room of the local Burlesque!" "I do enjoy the Burlesque, Mr. Holmes." "Elementary, My Dear, Watson, Elementary!" We drove to the […]

Daily Smiles

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It was a Monday, people lost in their own worlds, automatons on auto-pilot, going through the necessary routine we call life.

Insomniac Medic

If you get sick of my ramblings, (and who wouldn’t, I’m actually sick of myself) give The Insomniac’s Guide to Ambulances a try, if you haven’t already. http://insomniacmedic.blogspot.com/ Of course, his last post linked directly here, but dig deeper, and you will find some of the best writing about our proffession out there. Plus, he […]

This Ones For The Workers

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Strange days are upon us. I’m with the workers. http://www.dropkickmurphys.com/2011/02/22/take-em-down-the-dropkick-murphys-stand-with-wisconsin/


Time marches on, and twenty years passed in the blink of an eye. The person I was when I started is long gone, a different, more somber, at times cynical person has taken his place.

EMS Blog of the Year!

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http://firecritic.com/contests/fire-ems-blog-of-the-year-2010/finalists-and-voting/ I wish I were half as classy and gracious as The Happy Medic,  http://happymedic.com/2011/01/16/blog-of-the-year-2010/ but I’m not. So vote for Rescuing Providence, and all of your dreams will come true!

The Welsh Viking

The Welsh Viking is somebody who, rather that complain and whine about “The System” actually did something, and continues to do so. If you get a chance, please follow the link, and read the post, and say thanks. http://thewelshviking.wordpress.com/2011/01/17/what-is-an-emergency/ Thank you, Heddwch.

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