Category Archives: Walking the Walk

When it Becomes Second Nature

This morning I drove the ambulance to the scene for the first time without anybody else on it.  Mineral County has a paramedic “chase car” that moves around the county and meets ambulances on the scene, particularly when an ambulance … Continue reading

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Always aware of the danger

It was amusing last night as I watched as many as four foxes deal with a skunk in our front yard.  They never turned their back on the skunk.  They were obviously aware of the danger that the skunk presented. … Continue reading

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Getting your attention

There is not much that gets my attention quicker than a beautiful sky. Sunrise, sunset, it does not matter.  Monday someone pulled in to the side parking lot of the church around 8 am.  Where they pulled in left them … Continue reading

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When fake matters

This past Friday night the Short Gap Volunteer Fire Company hosted a family friendly professional wrestling event.  It was very well attended and everyone seemed to have a great time.  One of the members took their 8 or 9 year … Continue reading

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You have the right to remain silent

I read an article from the Washington Post that basically says two thirds of Americans are staying silent out of fear.  Not fear of the government, but fear of harassment on social media, and I assume fear of losing friends.  … Continue reading

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Words of Encouragement

It has been 11 days since I made a post on my blog.  I expect a card from Lisa Ohlinger is probably in the mail.  (Don’t feel bad if it’s not, Lisa.  I’m half joking.)  Lisa and her husband Jeff … Continue reading

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First Responders

There’s a lot of unknowns about Hurricane Florence.  It’s pretty certain that North Carolina is going to receive a direct hit.  The eastern panhandle of West Virginia may receive historic rainfall and subsequent flooding. I pray not. But last night … Continue reading

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