Monthly Archives: January 2015

Those who CAN…..

I guess many have heard the expression “Those who CAN….DO, Those who CAN’T….Teach”.

I was talking to a co-worker, an RN, who showed me her countdown timer for getting her Nurse Practitioner coursework done.  A long and very expensive endeavor.  I asked her if she was going to go back to “the bedside” and she told me that she would prefer not to.  Granted, I have known her for about a decade now and remember her expertise in the ICU as I was beginning to work here in Injury Prevention.

I agreed that at THIS stage of her career, it was safer and probably more advantageous for her not to subject herself to the rigorous daily effort—albeit with greater responsibility.  I reminded her that I remember all that she taught me and in her current role as a Clinical Coordinator she is responsible for the enhanced education of new and transitioning RNs.  I reminded her of the “Those who can” adage and said that it falls short of accuracy.  Certainly “those who CAN….DO” but those who can ALSO teach so that we may have a new generation of those who CAN.

Pass on what you know to others.  Remember that we come from a long tradition of shaping others by our past experiences.

“A wise man learns from his mistakes.  A wiser man learns from the mistakes of others.  A fool never learns” (paraphrased from many sources).

….”By any other name…”

This will be short (at least, that is my PLAN).

Shakespeare said “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.” (Romeo and Juliet)

Regarding the attack on  the French publication, the link is to a story about Howard Dean.  Mr. Dean is a former high muckity muck in the Democrat party and former Presidential hopeful that has made it clear that the SOB’s that methodically assassinated a group of unarmed civilians should not be referred to as “Muslim” or “Islamic” but “mass murderers”.

Scared to call a spade a spade


Who is he kidding?  For that matter, to hear the Administration speak, the last decade of terror and abject disregard for human life in the name of Islam is “workplace violence” or someone pissed over a change in circumstance.

Workplace Violence

Workplace Violence 2

Perhaps getting sacked is justification for decapitating your former co-worker and trying to kill another.

I am BLACK.  Centuries of referring to me as “boy, nigger, negro, colored or African American” does not change my identity nor my self-image.  When I was in grammar school I went through a bout of ethnic doubt…I FELT different than my peers, I spoke differently than they (Gratitude, ma, who ALWAYS “came correct”).  I wore turtle necks for awhile before they became fashionable in the Black Liberation Movement but I was STILL me.  I not only accepted it but embraced my “difference”.  Perhaps I am an outlier in search of others…another story for another day.

No matter how I changed the outside, the INSIDE is immutable.  As for the Islamic terrorists who then calmly executed the fallen Police Officer, no amount of rolling excrement up in powdered sugar will make them any sweeter.  Does the Administration think that by denying their fundamental association they will look at US (pun intended) any differently?  As Secretary Clinton would say, should we “empathize” with their perspective as well?


We hear a lot about “bullies” and “bullying”.  The present trend is towards education and trying to understand them….help to redirect them.  I prefer the way it invariable always turns out:  a plain old ass whipping is all some folks understand.


Ass whippin’ handed out!