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By jimgon (Sat Nov 22, 2008 at 05:22:41 AM EST) (all tags)


It comes to my attention that I really haven't written about my personal life in a while.  Over the years I've directed my friends here for updates since I don't send letters or speak on the phone.  I'm sure the betting money is on me spending my time in a plywood shack writing a manifesto on an old Smith Corona typewriter. The reaility is that I donated the typewriter to the Salvation Army a couple years ago and the manifesto was never completed.

My wife had been in nursing classes.  She didn't meet the GPA to continue and got bounced. She's been attending Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA. If you interested in nursing I wouldn't attend this college.  From everything I'm hearing they take in too many students and don't devote the needed time to each in order to help them.  The idea is that if they take in enough students they'll keep fifty percent and have made a lot of money off the other fifty would will then be forced, after three years, to turn into other majors to complete their degree thus giving them more money and more graduates.  Not that I'm bitter or anything.

Work is work.  I'm taking next week off and then Christmas week. 

The temperature here the last few days has been around twenty degrees.  The boiler in the house is having trouble keeping up since we don't seal the windows this early in the season.  I can't imagine what it was like ot heat this house a hundred years ago.  I really can't imagine what it was like to have to go use the outhouse before they put in the bathroom, and the bathroom is only about thirty years old. 

I'm still reading The Political Mind by George Lakoff.  This is a function of the fact that I can only spend about twenty minutes a day reading as oppossed the book being hard to get through. It's well written and at a high school reading level.  It's meant to be understood.  It remeains a good book, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning and understanding how to communicate politics.

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I think that's common with nursing schools by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #1 Sat Nov 22, 2008 at 05:46:16 AM EST
Mrs. Ha did a hard year of nursing school (I made anatomy flashcards), but choose not to continue since she got a job in an ophthamologists' office for close to what nurses made, but with much better hours.


Common with modern nursing schools by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #2 Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 04:25:03 AM EST

From what I hear most nurses who were trained more than fifteen or twenty years ago wouldn't graduate from current programs.  I'm not sure if that's a testament to high standards or outrageous standards. I find it difficult to accept that someone who has been doing a job for thirty years wouldn't be qualified to graduate a nursing program now. 






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