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Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 6:01pm

"...Youuuuu need to be quiet" I said to my husband as I was coming to a stop light. He was obviously the passenger and indicated I was driving too "jerky"...I was thinking-"I'll show you jerky"...mmmm, I should have gunned it when the light turned green!


jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 12:34pm

Here's why I disqualify myself from running for public office:



  • I hate phrases like "staying on message."

  • I love showing up early to events.

  • I really do turn off my cell phone(s) and computer(s) at a set time.

  • I really do try to read everything that comes my way.

  • I have a 14-year-old dog that can read my mind and physically blocks me when I don't spent more time with her.

wholderman's picture
Monday, October 20, 2008 - 4:51pm

Folks, I usually try to weave some humor into my blogs, but today I'm struggling to do that on this atypical Monday. Many have asked the customary, "How was your weekend?" Some asked as a light-hearted and polite inquiry, but others knew what my response most likely would be.


jtaylor's picture
Monday, October 20, 2008 - 10:34am

Further evidence that running a hospital is like playing goalie for a dart-board team in a losing season.


News items that surfaced Oct. 17 at a Fresno/Madera section meeting of the Hospital Council of Northern & Central California:



  • Why does it take so long for California regulators to do an inspection of new clinics, operating rooms and other services so hospitals can use them? Other fault-finding activities generate more money for inspectors, so licensing hits the bottom of the to-do list.

wholderman's picture
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 8:42pm

The Bee Gees disco song from 1977 (wow, that's the year I graduated from high school) apparently provides the ideal cadence for chest compressions when administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The American Heart Association calls for compressions of 100 per minute and the "Stayin' Alive" song is 103 beats per minute.