Saturday, July 30, 2005

Dame Cicely Saunders

I just found out that on July 14th Dame Cicely Saunders, died. She is credited with being the founder of the international Hospice movement and was a truly remarkable woman.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Brooklyn Sidewalk Snail

The other day I saw this snail. It was beautiful so I filmed it. Kind of shy, though.
"For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life." - William Blake

PS: I have changed my compression settings to be more friendly. You can thank freevlog for showing me the error of my ways and the fix...

Sunday, July 24, 2005

33rd and Bird

The other day I stopped by my favorite bird store, 33rd and Bird to pick up treats for my parrot, Leeloo. This place is pretty neat. They have all sorts of beautiful little birds flying around in the front window. In the store, they have a great selection of birds, supplies, and cages.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Barbara Dossey Interview

I found this excellent interview with Barbara Dossey interview on nurseradio. She is the coauthor of the Holistic Nursing textbook I am using right now. Check it out, it's great! By the way, poke around nurseradio a bit, too. Lots of great interviews there.

Barbara Dossey Interview

Here is a link to the Nightingale Initiative, too.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Summer Session II

I am loving my latest class in "Complementary Therapies". I spent today with my grandmother who I am doing some guided imagery with. Another homework assignment was to do a "centering" exercise for myself and to set up a space in the house for this activity. This has led me back to daily meditating and I have rededicated my altar. This is quite cool. I have wanted to do this for some time and never could get it together. Now its my homework. A very nice switch from Microbiology. I do have a paper to write and a book to read by next Friday, though, so I better get cracking! Oh and I got a B+ in Microbiology. I'll take it...

Friday, July 15, 2005

Farewell to Cubeland

Fourteen working days till I go full time as a nursing student. I was trying out my new video camera out the other day, and I decided to make this little recording of my "veal fattening cube". I am actually feeling very nostalgic and a little sad about leaving. There are many people I am really going to miss. I don't think that this video is going to be of much interest for anyone but me as sort of a momento.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

A Brief Sigh of Relief

Microbiology quiz and exam done. Lab paper done. Sigh. Start my new class "Complementary Health and Healing Practices" tomorrow. No rest for the wicked!

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Knuckle Down!

Microbio. Lab quiz friday. Final exam Monday. Up to my eyeballs trying to isolate unknown organisms from a mixed culture for my final project. This is why there has not been much action on the blog in a few days. But... I will be back...

Happy trails.