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I’m A Traveling Man

I’m A Traveling Man

I’m off to the Dallas for the NRA Annual Meetings. I’ll be posting from there with information on new gun gear, the speeches, and whatever else pops into my mind.

After that, it’s off to Austin for some family time with Mrs. EMS Artifact and our lovely daughter. As a bonus, we get to meet her new beau. She seems quite taken with him and I’m happy for her. Still the Dad in me wants to see what he’s all about since it’s only been a couple of months since they met and started going out.

Her ever protective older brother wants a 2,000 word essay from him on the 2016 Presidential election before he approves. He’s afraid that she’ll marry a Democrat.

I have some posts floating around in my head, but haven’t had time to sit down and pound them out on the computer.

Upcoming topics,

What’s Changed in EMS.

The Second Most Dangerous Thing in EMS

EMS Artifact versus the Forsythia, Part II

Some Days I Just Want To Bang My Head On My Desk

Plus, I’m sure I’ll post something about current events and stupidity in the world in general.

Until then, a musical interlude.

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After a long career as a field EMS provider, I'm now doing all that back office stuff I used to laugh at. Life is full of ironies, isn't it? I still live in the Northeast corner of the United States, although I hope to change that to another part of the country more in tune with my values and beliefs. I still write about EMS, but I'm adding more and more non EMS subject matter. Thanks for visiting.


  1. Whenever we have EMT students in the ER “training” (usually, ogling the female staff) I ask them the first rule of EMS. They usually get that correct, “Always keep yourself safe”
    The second rule they never get, “All patients lie”.


    • While that’s true, it’s not the real Second Rule of EMS.
      The real Second Rule of EMS is, “You don’t want a rule named after you.” The reason being that the boss never makes a new rule when someone does something smart.

      Everyone in medicine should know that patients lie. Patients are human and humans lie for a variety of reasons.

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