“Try something new”, he said. “You’ll love it,” he said. I can still hear my father’s words in my mind before he strapped my feet into a plank of death and sent me careening off the side of a mountain. Ok, so we were snowboarding, but it didn’t end well. On my first run of the first day of my first time snowboarding ever, I broke my arm. Sometimes new things are tough to do, but (most of the time) they are actually great for your health.
I try to make it a point to read as often as possible. I find that it brings a lot to my life: entertainment, education, and, most importantly, a good way to drift off to sleep. Last evening I had my e-reader on and was trying to catch some of the day’s news on one of my applications. I was in the middle of a story regarding drug trafficking in Mexico when I must have drifted off because the next thing I knew I was awakened by my tablet smacking me in the face. I guess I nodded just long enough to lose enough consciousness to let go of the tablet. I felt very stupid, but was grateful I was in bed alone and not on an airplane or waiting room or somewhere else where I would have had an audience.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s already August. That means we are just weeks away from going back to school. Some of us are probably secretly, or not so secretly, happy that the kids are going back to the structure of the school year. For others, (like all of you teachers out there) back to school means back to work, and they are dreading it just as much as the students are.
You know when you go to the doctor and sign lots of forms? You know when you go to the doctor and sign forms that you don’t really read? That’s likely HIPAA. I’m not sure why people don’t read the forms (Ok, myself included), but we don’t. They are either too long or too jargon-y.