Wireless freedom

We just got an airport express base station today, and the installation was seamless. From opening the plastic to first website viewed was about 5 minutes tops (I had to stop and admire the slick packaging). Now I can surf check email from anywhere on my password protected network, from the laptop or handheld. Hopefully this leads to more blogging, studying and learning!

Father’s Day

I love my family for so many reasons. I get to serve them. I get to love them and they so freely return that love, often doubly so. Each of my sons has their unique way of letting me know they love me, need me and appreciate me—I adore them and realize that they are worth every sacrifice one could make. Truly I am a blessed man. As highlighted on Daria’s blog I now have some awesome Father’s day gifts to remind me of my precious sons. A television show I caught last night claimed there were some 3000+ unique human facial expressions catalogued. I love the digital age where so many of my son’s expressions are easily captured for happy memory. Daria did an awesome job and put a lot of work and effort to bring about my memorable gift. I...

Root Canals

I saw an emergency patient yesterday with an initial complaint of a sore tooth. The pain was severe enough that she couldn’t sleep at night. She had many other large cavities that will also likely need root canals but those teeth aren’t bothering her yet. Just getting in to see us was a huge struggle for her and unless we can find a way to motivate and educate this young lady she will continue to have major dental problems. She told us that she wouldn’t come back in the fall for any treatment because she is a seasonal worker and avoids all expenses after the summer. Several times throughout the appointment she became quite emotional. I think the initial prick was the finances but the whole combination of pain, being made aware of the multiple...

Final Finale

Everytime the blissful day arrives when my last exam is completed I’m surprised how numb I feel about the whole thing. A feeling of relief that it is over but also (don’t stone me) a desire to keep on studying. Partly because of the excitement that comes with understanding and also in acknowledgement of the deficient areas pointed out so well in my exams. I’m not a massive crammer. I can do it, but not to the level of information required. I just don’t retain from cramming, like I’ve said before I need principles to grasp onto. Pure raw random facts take a lot of repetition to anchor themselves in my gray matter. I’ve got 5 days till I’m back at school again working. What should I do? I wanted to get a ton of outdoor time...