Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Eagles - It's everybody's fault and I can prove it.

     The disgraceful showing on Sunday 12/1 deserves to be castigated.  There were some good results, however, because I heard from friends around the country who comiserated with me. I have spent these 2 days thinking about how horrible the show was and why it was so bad.
     I am old (80) and I have always been a musician.  I analyze actions, sometimes, with respect to music.  Suppose the football team is like an orchestra.  All the musicians come to rehearsals with their music which they have practiced and know.  In addition they practice the basics every day.  Not their favorite passages but scales, arpeggios, etudes. and breathing and/or bowing exercises.
     All of this to say, the  Eagles are not working on the fundamentals that they practiced every day to become football players.  They have to work on the scales and arpeggios of football - blocking, tackling, etc. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

uniform code of military justice

     As I understand it; there are many reasons for this ucmj - to protect out military and have them live up to the standards ethics of our country AND to protect our military from vengeance by alien militaries.  If all our people act in civilized ways (hard to say and think with respect to war) then, the enemies have no justifiable reasons to act in uncivilized manners.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Hawaii Five-0

     I have been a fan of Hawaii Five-0, seemingly, forever.  The original shows knew how to take advantage of the gorgeous Hawaii scenery.  The story line did not include partially clothed men and women but actual interesting stories.  What makes the current writers and producers think that shots of jungles and mud in South America would keep peoples' interest? 
     No wonder, CBS refused us access to the actors and the sets before the series even began.  We had an assignment from our local suburban Philadelphia newspaper while we were vacationing in Hawaii and CBS just outright refused us permission.
     Oh well.  Their loss

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Review of Medical Abbreviations by Neil M. Davis

     Edgar would have been so proud.  His brother, Neil M. Davis, MS, PharmD, FASHP  has just published the 16th print edition of his current and comprehensive reference MEDICAL ABBREVIATIONS: 55,000 Conveniences at the Expense of Communication and Safety.  Today's 722 pages grew from the first edition in 1985 with 1700 medical abbreviations.  Neil, an expert in medical errors, realized that errors could come from misinterpretations of abbreviations.  He named the abbreviation "u" as the most egregious.  As a substitute for "unit" he found that the "u" could be carelessly confused with 0 and drastically change the dosage.
     Three types of abbreviations: acronyms (AIDS), initialism (HIV), and brief form (exam) all  have negative aspects such as confusion and uncertainty but, they do save time and space and are convenient.  However, as pointed out, at the expense of communications and safety.  There are lists of abbreviations involved in medical errors and an important "Do Not Use" list of dangerous abbreviations.
     This book is recommended  for professionals in the medical field - pharmacists, scribes, nurses, doctors, technicians, etc.  It is available for purchase at MedAbbrev, 605 Louis Drive, Suite 508B, Warminster, PA 18974-2830. There is also an Internet Version and the demonstration site is medabbrev.com  phone number. 215 442 7430
     With the purchase of the book you receive a one-year single-user access to the Internet version which is updated with over 30 new entries each week.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Infrastructure

     Science fiction has always scared me.  And yet, I feel I am creating science fiction, at least in my mind.
     The idea of universal electric cars has at least one major shortcome and that is the lack of plentiful "fill up" stations.  Suppose all the roads and highways had unlimited electric power available for the electric cars to use, without stopping. That's where my science fiction ideas come in to play.
     If all the infrastructures were able to charge the vehicles that ride over them and are also able to recharge themselves by the traffic, then the problem of available power would be solved.
     I have no idea if that technology is available but, in my science fiction mind, it should be.
     

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Detention Centers

     I am happy to see that our elected representatives are "visiting" the disgraceful detention centers and calling attention to the horrific living conditions there.  THAT IS NOT ENOUGH. 
     Where are the religious leader?  The ones who helped enact the civil rights legislation in our country in response to Dr. Martin Luther King's letter from prison. 
     I am not nearly as eloquent a writer as Dr. King but the passion from my almost 80 year old soul is just as strong.  I cry when I hear about the abuses that are being inflicted on the children, the INNOCENT children, and the degradations being forced upon their parents.  What a shameful example that is being sent around the world.  We cannot criticize other countries for their denial of human rights.
     Please, religious leaders, please do something!!!

Friday, May 24, 2019

2017 - the worst year of my life

     My beloved husband of 55 years died in June and a part of me died with him.  We had a major love affair that lasted forever.  Besides, he was my best friend, soul mate, and a part of me.  For the last 30 years of my life we did everything together.  I had no idea how much his death effected me, even though my body was giving me signals:  in April, I had a very mild stroke, in June I fell down the cement steps (and broke 3 ribs) at the hospital.  And after he died, my body tried to go to pieces.  My children would have no part of it.  They insisted that I have physical therapy for deconditioning - whatever that means - and saw to it that I  got outside, drove, and participated in interesting activities.
     I am feeling better now and much stronger, although not as strong as I was 30-40 years ago.  I miss Edgar every day - out sharing of thoughts and ideas; our walks together; our pushing the shopping carts through the supermarkets; and mulling over the activities of our children and grandchildren.  We would of course, keep our suggestions to ourselves and I find that keeping my mouth shut is still a difficult task for me.
     Nevermind all my complaints; I would not trade my life and past years for anything.  I can only hope that all who read this can have the same kind of love affair and life that I had.