Although I tend to not do searchs to feed my blogging ego, I am finding certian quests both educational and enlightening. While scanning through my Technorati links, I came across Work-related Blogs and News. Not only is crzegrl.net included in the blogroll, but has an impressive list of sites from a variety of medical professionals, and many others (librarians, academics, lawyers, etc.) as well.
I am looking forward reading through the advice aimed at those of us who blog about work. Great idea for a blog!
This is something that I am having to deal with now that I have returned to Small Town America. Although I intellectually told myself that this type of situation was bound to occur, I found myself very unprepared when it finally did.
The father of someone I went to high school with had a life altering accident. I found his name on my patient list at 0600. I spent the next 2 hours mulling the ethics in my acting as Nurse Practitioner for him and his family.
It was an emotionally rough day for all of us. By the end I realized what an important thing friends, neighbors and families are, most especially during times of crisis. They welcomed my presence and help with gratitude.
Patrick got me hooked on Neal Stephenson. I am constantly in awe of his blunt, ‘quit analyzing my work and just freekin’ enjoy it,’ attitude. This is not only evident in interviews like this one, but was a recurrent theme during a book signing in Philly that we attended.
I read because I like the story. If I learn something along the way, then great. Picture me sitting in a Science Fiction class at the University of Pennsylvania surrounded by the the biggest type A nerds you can possibly imagine. How many ways can you analyze “The Time Machine?” or “War of the Worlds?” Enough to ruin the books.
Thanks Mr. Stephenson for reinforcing my belief that a novel should be read for the pleasure of reading a novel.