What’s this about ‘shit-hole’ countries

In about six weeks, I am headed for a shit-hole… if one listens to the current president.  This presents somewhat of a dilemma because why would one voluntarily give up life ‘in the best country in the world’ to go live and work in…

Keeping perspective

I have just tried some computer updates and all my content from my blog has disappeared. Inhale….Exhale…Keep everything in perspective… I am on with live chat as I type. 10 Years! That’s how far content went back on Adventure Adikt. I am hoping it’s…

Modern Medicine, circa 1900

  I admit to being a nerd…especially when it comes to medicine, or more accurately the history of medicine.  Medicine today is strangled, but this is not about that.  I have recently discovered the TV show The Knick.  As per usual, I am late…

30ish things I still need to learn to do

Last week, I wrote about things traveling has taught me.  Today, it’s about things I still don’t know how to do despite my 30+ years on the planet.  When did being an adult get so complicated? How to dance.–Even though my best friend is…

30ish things I have learned from travel

It’s birth-week. I am one of those people who prefer to celebrate the entire month, but especially the week of.   I am hitting the age where people are asking questions such as “Are you ever going to settle down and get married?” [Maybe]…

Some people

I remember the first patient that I liked that died.  Really liked.  James was a 16 year old boy with Cystic Fibrosis.  He was surly, uncooperative, and mouthy.  He never wanted to take any medicines or do any therapy.  A lot of my co-workers…

Wearing red lipstick

Is there anything more classically feminine than wearing red lipstick? I think not.  There are even articles written about why you should date women who wear red lipstick. I do not own said product considering I look more like Bozo the Clown than Marilyn…

So you want to start a blog, do you?

I’ve had a few blogs over the years.  All were the free kind with a very specific focus.  Like when I went to south america–my blog was more like a travelogue.  When I went to nursing school, my blog was all about that….travels to…

ROOMMATE REUNION

I met Emily in Montreal. [We shared an apartment in Huanchaco, Peru]  It has been almost a year since I have seen her.  We went to Mochicha–a Peruvian restaurant in Montreal, ate ceviche and corazon, and drank pisco sours [maracuya sours for me] for quite a…

Channeling my inner fish

After a week in Cancun, but before getting down to the business of studying [which is really why I am here] I headed north to an island off the coast from Cancun called Isla Holbox (pronounced Holbosh).   It is one of the less…