Friday, November 12, 2010

Getting cussed out

I got cussed out today by a resident of a facility. The staff wasn't even phased.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Get Away

So here I am in New England on a beautiful fall day with a friend. Played with her dog and enjoyed some great conversation.
I wish I didn't have to go to work Monday.

Friday, September 17, 2010


Things have been strange for me the past fews weeks. High school reunion thrown in with a pacemaker being put into a parental unit. Microwave is dead. Battery in my car goes. I break a spoke on my bike while out on a ride. Smart phone dies. I feel the pressure of school work and yard work that needs to be done.

Just wondering what is next.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Questions people ask

An elderly patient asked me today how come I don't have any kids"
I responded "Because the baby fiery hasn't brought me any yet".
Nurse loses it and laughs and says, "I never heard that one before."

Got to love dementia patients.

Monday, May 24, 2010

I lost it

Didn't watch the finale of Lost last night but watched Julie/Julia and then headed off to bed. I was singing a ditty in German to the tune of Rock of Ages. My wife then started speaking German to me and I was understanding what she said. We were having fun ans she would sometimes slip up and inject a Spanish word in. We were laughing to much to be making any sense but it was quite fun...

Sunday, March 28, 2010


I remember the morning I woke up and looked down at the church courtyard and saw the palms laying there.
Considering I was a mere 90 miles from Jerusalem that day.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

a thought

Love is a crescendo riding on a wave

Growing larger as it encounter more love

Grows more beautiful as we see it in different light

From different views, this light is in different colors

And it causes things to happen.

In different ways, and in this you are there, growing this love rainbow.

Sunday, February 28, 2010


It was 6am and I was laying in the chaplain on-call bed reading a friend's sermon that I was going to give comments on.(couldn't sleep)
She wrote:

Lent is a season during which we look inward and reflect upon our own lives.

I would add that lent is a journey we take too. One where we know that it ends at the cross but how we get there is why we are looking inward and discovering what it means to be a follower of Christ.
So as I drove home thinking about this I realized how I am looking at the cross and not Easter. I remember being chastised by a professor about getting to Easter without the cross. The cross is a sign of violence and death and we have to get to it in order to have resurrection. So I was thinking that I follow life not death so I am still hung up on the cross.

Saturday, February 06, 2010


I made it how after "Snowmeggeddon" 2010. Roads were worse as you drove south. The signs said that I95 south was closed so I went for the BW parkway and so did all the Semis. I know they are not allowed on the parkway but there they were. There are so many trees down along the road that it created traffic barriers. I am just happy to be home and safe.

Friday, February 05, 2010


I threatened to cook Phil to groundhog after the weather forecast for this weekend. I had dreams of a boatdrink by the pool with a silly umbrella in it while the Superbowl was on. Instead I get the "Oh-My-God" mother of all snowstorms.
I am packing up to sleep at the hospital for my on-call tomorrow.

Monday, January 25, 2010


A patient says to me that the History Channel is atheist. Huh???
Obama is the anti-Christ. I've heard that one...
He started quoting scripture and I freaked him out by telling him what book in the Bible he is referencing.

Who on earth has he been listening too?
Another day as a chaplain. Glad I got 40 miles in on Sunday. I need some exercise...

Friday, January 01, 2010


Dona Nobis Pachem. Peace be upon you.