Month: March 2016

  • Spiced Apple Yogurt Quinoa Cookies with Vanilla Maple Drizzle

    This recipe was forwarded to me by Dr. Al’ai. He pays a lot of attention to may recipes but never tries to make any of them himself. I ran into some challenges in finding the ingredients. I couldn’t white wheat flour anywhere. I finally got some white wheat from a friend and ground it into…

  • Firehose Bags

    My friend, Eric, came to own several firehoses. Though they had never been used, they were worthless unless someone could come up with an idea for repurposing. He offered one to me to see if they could be made into a bag. I was skeptical but gave it a try. Though they presented some interesting…

  • Thirty-two to One

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    Emergency department staff deal with a lot of stressful situations. We kind of get used to it, after a while, so most of it doesn’t get to us. Only rarely is something so emotionally traumatic that it really rocks the whole department and each staff member personally. Let me tell you about what I think…

  • Ranger Bars

      When I offered these to Dr. Pete last night, he asked what was in them. When I told him, he said he needed to time eating them, implying that he wanted to get home before the prunes worked on him. Why is it that prunes have such a functional reputation? Please don’t wait until…

  • Is this You on TV?

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    At work this week, I took care of a middle-aged man who, as he left his house to go to work early in the morning, was beaten about the face and stabbed. He had three serious stab wounds on the L side of his abdomen and flank. The middle one had guts hanging out of…

  • Padded Blue and Black Bag

    I mentioned before that I got some padding at Fabmo. Here is a bag that has padding sewn between the layers of the bottom and the first two rows of straps on the sides. The rest of the rows are made of double straps so it is heavy, thick and supports itself to stand up…

  • Three guys in the Solarium

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    We used to put drunks in the little anteroom at the ambulance entrance. I lovingly called it “The Solarium.” The word “solarium” comes from the Latin, sol, meaning sun. I think I picked that name with obvious irony, given I only work at night. Usually, the drunks would just sleep there until they woke up…

  • $250.00 Plus Cookies

       I want to tell you about the cookies I made today to take to the emergency department. These cookies were wonderful but could never be recreated. Let me tell you why. I was organizing my cupboard and was embarrassed to find a few things I really wanted to get rid of so I decided…

  • Last Week’s Bags

    Yellow and blue were the color of the week;