Dr. Alan Barker has begun to work with his patients who take narcotic medications for chronic pain to find better and safer ways to manage that pain.
I awoke this morning, Sunday, June 12, to the news on the radio that there had been a terrible mass killing in Orlando’s most popular gay nightclub and resort, named Pulse. The first reports were 20 killed and 42 injured, with many of them rushed bleeding to the hospital in the back of pickup trucks.
It’s been a quiet week in our hometown. The big mower blew a tire and we ended up having to buy two new ones. Pricey too. But with grounds as large as these, it is unthinkable not to have a big riding mower so you can enjoy the breeze whilst the grass flies. Though I have to remind myself that back when I moved home, I used Mamma’s push lawnmower to do these same fields. Cleared bushes with it too. I was skinny then and had more energy than sense when I planned out this place.
Many years ago, I came across a cartoon which brought a smile. A door-to-door salesman peeked inside an open screen door and observed a frowning 10-year-old lad laboring at his piano practice. The placid peddler asked the boy, “Young man, would your mum be at home?” The lad’s eye turned to his baseball glove resting beside him on the piano bench and grumbled, “What do you think?”
I fall asleep sometimes wondering what I will write about this week. What’s going on? What are folks talking about? Frankly, I am sick and tired of hearing about who uses what toilet. Most folks don’t care. Mind your own business and get it over with.
One thing I have become pretty committed to in my practice of emergency medicine is shaking hands when I walk into an exam room.
A big thank you to Pete, Paul, and Brian (The Horseshoe Crabs) for the entertainment on Saturday at the transfer station. We had lots of positive comments from our customers. Hopefully we might do this again sometime. Thanks again.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has clearly mastered the science of media domination. Whenever he speaks, days of editorializing follow. It is a curious spectacle to observe.
I guess you would all like to know what happened at court, so I will tell you and get it over with.
We live in a world dominated by slogans. As a young boy, my first encounter with slogans came in the form of what are more aptly called proverbs, which I committed to memory and catalogued in my mind.
There was a knock on the door the other day and there stood an officer of the court with a summons for Robin to appear in court Friday, May 6 to answer the charge of contempt: failure to pay child support.
In the Academy Award-winning movie “Patton,” the general, in opposition to General Bradley’s advice, undertakes a daring advance toward the Sicilian city of Messina. At one stage of the campaign, following severe loss of life, Bradley queries Patton, “Have you seen the casualty reports?”
I note with sadness the passing of Carolyn Reny. I first met Carolyn when she showed up to play violin in my community theater orchestra. She sat in the second chair, first row. She did little things behind the scenes to help out, for example, organizing string rehearsals at her home on Biscay Road. It never occurred to me until years later that she got R.H. Reny to pull strings here and there to make things easier for me and the community theater.
Every so often I see or hear something that triggers my “write a column” reflex. That just happened when I received the morning news on my iPhone. Bold as brass, independent candidate for the 2nd Congressional District Mike Turcotte wants 154 unorganized townships to become a Maine Woods State Preserve with all residential and commercial building banned.