Posts made in August, 2012

Feeling old? Try a bite of summer

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Feeling old? Try a bite of summer

Recently my wife asked me “What’s wrong with you; take a look at your face!”  I barked back, “What are you talking about? I’m fine!” Then I looked in the mirror and got scared. How did this strange, angry, depressed guy get into my mirror? What the hell happened to the ‘happy go lucky, fun loving me’ I once knew? “I’ll tell you what happened…”, I growled to myself, “I’m feeling old”. Now, I understand that ‘feeling old’ is a relative thing; it depends on who your relatives are, genetically speaking.  But seriously, this is something different, a new level...

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Are You Becoming a “Palm Zombie?”

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Are You Becoming a “Palm Zombie?”

In the film ‘The Sixth Sense’, Cole Sear is a boy who is able to see and talk to the dead. I don’t see ‘dead people’ but I do see people everywhere staring at the electronic devices in their palms. I call them ‘palm zombies.’ I resisted becoming a palm zombie for as long as I could. I was very happy with my cell phone because I found it very useful for MAKING PHONE CALLS! Besides which I was already spending too much face time with my other ‘computer machines.’ My wife was even nagging me to trade my antique, so yesterday, flip phone for the so called (ironically named)...

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“Dad, It’s Time to Move”

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“Dad, It’s Time to Move”

My mother told me not too long before she died, “you’ll never know how much you’ll miss me until after I’m gone”. That was my mom, and of course she was right. Now that’s not exactly the point of this post but it does set the stage.  There are some things we can’t know or be completely prepared for. We can only imagine (or try to avoid imagining) the realities of losing a parent and becoming the caretaker for the other. My mom died three years ago this month and my dad has done amazingly well adjusting, especially given that my parents were together for over 60 years. So, no...

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Integration & Collaboration

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Integration & Collaboration

I’m working on a special program for the North Carolina Health Information Management Association. It seems there is an interest in helping them to deal more effectively with the tremendous changes that are occurring not only in healthcare but in life! So, my contact at NCHIMA and I came up with the title: ‘Integration and Collaboration in Times of Great Change.’ This title seemed to fit nicely with their theme and capture the essence of what people might be able to take from my talk. Now, all I had to do was figure out what I was going to say! Now, don’t get me wrong, sometimes I...

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