Europe # 3 – Volunteer Patient

During my trip I spent time at two different universities. I sat in on some presentations and was warmly received by my hosts. I also had the opportunity to act as a volunteer patient for a medical program. The session in which I participated was conducted in English. All I had to do was lie… Continue reading Europe # 3 – Volunteer Patient

Telephone Surveys – Part II

Telephone Surveys – Part 2 If you haven’t read my previous post then you should before reading this one (it’s short). Of the 59 survey callers, 8 declined to take my survey; consequently, I did not participate in their survey. They usually said that they couldn’t take my survey but one said that she didn’t… Continue reading Telephone Surveys – Part II

Telephone Surveys – Part I

Telephone Surveys – Part 1 We have all had the opportunity to participate in a telephone survey at some point, right? Unless I am busy with something else, or in a hurry to get out of the house, I usually accommodate the caller. I figure the person calling is trying to make a living so… Continue reading Telephone Surveys – Part I

A Braided Question?

A Braided Question? Last week I stopped by the grocery store. When I arrived at the check-out I was standing behind a woman with the most fascinating hair. She would have been in her late 20’s or early 30’s and had the tightest, smallest braids I had ever seen. The light coming in form the… Continue reading A Braided Question?

The Real World

The Real World I don’t remember the context but I do recall my grade 12 Math teacher making reference to us, her students, as one day being part of the real world. Later that day, my buddy Dave and I were looking out at the city from the school’s top floor. Dave said, “Out there… Continue reading The Real World

Say Uncle

Say Uncle I ran into a former student the other day. We got caught up on his work experiences and family. It was a nice conversation. I asked how his sister was doing, another former student. He brought me up to date and mentioned that she was now a mother. He was worried because she… Continue reading Say Uncle

Thumbs Up

Thumbs Up I loved reading to my children. As they grew older they had their favourite books they wanted read over and over. Shel Silverstein was a favourite and I think I read all of his published poems to them. To this day my son would say that Shel is his favourite poet. One afternoon,… Continue reading Thumbs Up