Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Change Of Season

Well, it’s official. It’s now fall.

I don’t feel any different, though. At least not yet but that’s certainly subject to change. And I suspect it will happen sooner than later.

Not a lot happening right now. A & P goes forward. Work is the same. Right now, there is a lot of routine happening. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, and sometimes it’s good to not have to deal with drama or excess activity. So I’m not unhappy about that.

I’ve been playing with Pandora Internet Radio on my Blackberry, and I’ve decided that I like it. Enough, in fact, that I’m listening to it on my Netbook as I write this post. My test of it initially was whether or not it would be able to handle some of the more eclectic tastes that I have in music. As it happens, there was no problem with it; in fact, I’ve discovered more, at least in terms of music content. A pleasant surprise, if I do say so.

At some point I will put up a photo of a maple tree with color changes. For the moment, though, I’m waiting. Mainly because it hasn’t really started to change with any significant volume down this way.  But it will, and I suspect it will start sooner than later.

One of my friends turned me on to the Journal of Special Operations Medicine, a publication of the U.S. Special Operations Command. It’s peer-reviewed and published either 3 or 4 times per year. Matt, my friend who told me about it, loaned me his most recent copy and it had an article that he wanted me to read having to do with what is known as “Damage Control Resuscitation” (DCR) as well as some other aspects of emergency care that are specific to the arena of unconventional warfare and unconventional medicine. Very interesting stuff. Makes me realize that the people who do that kind of medicine really epitomize the phrase “Good Medicine in Bad Places”, or its Latin origin Medicina Bona Locis Malis.

One of the things that is unique about this publication is that the content is not copyrighted. Basically, if you use their work in anything you do, make sure it is referenced appropriately and credit given where credit is due. And I like that. So much so, in fact, that I went to the U.S. Government Printing Office website and bought a subscription to the journal. I’m looking forward to continued reading and the benefit of good knowledge from medical professionals who have some good things to share with the rest of us.

Since I have to get up while it is still dark tomorrow morning, I’ll pick this up again soon. Look for a review on the article I mentioned. With any luck it will be in the next post. At least that’s what I’d like to do. We’ll see how that goes, though.


Susie Hemingway said...

Shall look forward to seeing a picture of your maple tree. Here in the UK, the misty mornings across the pastures have started and the leaves are dropping and many changes of colours - I do not dislike the Autumn/Fall but I hate to say goodbye to the Summer and in the UK it does look so bleak in the Winter - cold and grey so must not rush life too much - enjoy your reading. Nice interesting post.

TOTWTYTR said...

Because the taxpayers are footing the bill, no public documents can be copyrighted. Or so I've been told. I'll have to take a look at it, sounds interesting.


Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

I love maple trees !

Thanks for the heads-up about the journal .....