This Man is Naked

During disaster training, volunteers play the part of disaster victims. As victims are often unconscious and dressed in contaminated, soiled, or burned clothing, the disaster responders in training are often required to remove the clothing of the victims in order to treat them. All volunteers in such roles wear these…

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Hollywood Legend

For 8 days, I was counted among Hollywood’s greatest legends. For 8 days, I was quite literally surrounded by sirens of the silver screen. For 8 days my photograph hung on my coworker’s wall, hiding in plain sight within her display of 15 Hollywood legends. But on the 9th day,…

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Your Slip is Showing

I admit, I enjoy it when “unbiased news organization” presents a seemingly well-balanced commentary on some social issue when all of a sudden, oops… their political agenda slips out. I was reading an article about the Pope, who was saying that all religious groups have fundamentalists who take things too…

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Pumpkin Pickin’

Back in the day, pumpkin pickin’ was an hours-long event; a road trip with friends, all our kids in tow, to a local farm to walk through acres of pumpkins to select just the right one for each family member. The pickin’ was complemented with farm-stand apple cider and baked treats.…

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