Rights, responsibilities, risks, rewards, regrets…. by Kathy Barlow

Regrets can take many forms - that opportunity not taken, that relationship which collapsed, the hurt feelings from harsh words - and each category can pitch you into a conundrum of feelings from mild discomfort to downright depression. My story is a true story, one that I have shared with potential employers when on a … Continue reading Rights, responsibilities, risks, rewards, regrets…. by Kathy Barlow

Honesty Is the Best Policy by June Hannay Kosier

 “It does not require many words to speak the truth.” - Chief Joseph I am not known for having a foul mouth. Nurses are sometimes like sailors with their colorful language especially in emergency situations. “God damn it, breathe!” and “Shit, stay with me.” or similar commands are often heard during a cardiac event. It … Continue reading Honesty Is the Best Policy by June Hannay Kosier

What I’m Trying to Leave Behind by Duane L. Herrmann

I am trying to let go and abandon the negative things my mother said to and about me when I was a child. Her most common combination of attributes she ascribed to me were: “fat, lazy and asinine.” I knew what “fat” was, so I assumed I was grotesquly obese. I knew what “lazy” was; … Continue reading What I’m Trying to Leave Behind by Duane L. Herrmann