A Penchant for Panic—The COVID-19 Overreaction

As a family clinic RN, I’m considered a front-line healthcare worker in the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of my responsibilities include triaging phone calls from concerned (read, panicked) patients wondering if they have the virus, monitoring our clinic’s quickly dwindling supply of PPE (personal protective equipment), and taking shifts in our hospital’s COVID-19 testing clinic. Many... Continue Reading →

Men Without Chests

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gave the commencement speech at the US Naval Academy Friday, May 23rd, 2014.  I don’t know Hagel well and don’t really have any bones to pick with him but I found his call to the Academy graduates interesting. The US military, in high and low ranks, has continued to make... Continue Reading →

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