Echoes with the sound of salesmen

Ahh, this is the life.  Sipping on naturally-flavored electrolyte-balancing water from H-E-B (not pronounced “heeb”), cooking my thighs with wi-fi internet radiation going to my laptop, watching our schedules take rocky-but-steadily-increasing shape, and strategizing about how to prevent Type A salesdouchebags from attempting to command control of your time and attention. My first thought when … More Echoes with the sound of salesmen

Badvertising

You know, it’s truly ironic that I’m about to rant about advertising (that’s your warning of an upcoming rant, by the way), because as we speak, an editor of a Holistic Networker type of magazine (although, sans clairvoyants, palm readers, and tarot practitioners, ya know?) is tweaking the totally-cool design of our first ad, to … More Badvertising

Today was brought to you by the letters I, g, & E

Good God(dess).  I don’t think I’ve ever been so unproductive in my life. You see, the sneezing started up yesterday afternoon but remained at a dull roar until this morning.  It started out bearable enough, but I could see things escalating downhill (woo-hoo!  Still capable of oxymorons) from there (all of my little IgE warriors … More Today was brought to you by the letters I, g, & E

Ode to my family

In about 20 minutes, the 1-year anniversary of my awareness of my parents’ horrific accident will come to pass.  Little did I know at the time that it had actually happened roughly 12-13 hours prior and that they would wait that long to go into emergency surgery, thus costing Mom her kidney.  (And y’all thought … More Ode to my family

6 months gluten-free

I didn’t even cheat.  Well, at least not intentionally.  Look, I had no idea that GlutenFlam was not an outright get-out-of-jail-free card.  I thought I was perfectly covered.  Once I found out that I wasn’t, I never indulged again. I’m here to say that despite the fact that gluten-free is catching on in some of … More 6 months gluten-free

Hindsight is 20/10: Parker Edition, Part 3: Outpatient Clinic

This is the third and final installment (see Part 1 and Part 2) of my look-back at all the gems people have wisely passed on.  Much like a secret handshake, good advice won’t necessarily jump out at you; you have to go seek it.  My hope is that these posts change at least some of … More Hindsight is 20/10: Parker Edition, Part 3: Outpatient Clinic

Hindsight is 20/10: Parker Edition, Part 2: Student Clinic

The saga continues (find Part 1 here).  Tri 6 at Parker College is the big change-over from academic dominance into clinic practicum.  Since this is our first rodeo in terms of being responsible for real patients (partnering up in Tris 4 and 5 don’t really count, because it’s not like you had to go recruiting…and … More Hindsight is 20/10: Parker Edition, Part 2: Student Clinic