I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I currently live in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, because of cheap real estate. I have lived in Stillwater, Norman, Midwest City, Oklahoma City, Waco, Austin, and El Paso. I have been a Boy Scout, Boy Scout Leader, member of the SCA, Amtguard, Kappa Kappa Psi and two college marching bands. I have played D&D, Champions, and other RPGs. I have attended Baylor, Tulsa Community College, Oklahoma State, Rose State, and the Universtiy of Oklahoma. I did graduate work at the University of Texas. I read Latin and French, both with some difficulty. I used to better with both. I am married with two children. I am a lapsed Anglican. I am an admin at Wikipedia.
This blog is essentially an amalgamation of my interests. I sporadically write several other blogs, but the vast majority of those post are cross posted here. I have a variety of interests and each interest has it's own blog. These include Medieval Art and Medievalism, historic architecture of Tulsa and surrounding areas, interesting places to visit in Oklahoma, English and Celtic traditional music and other music, and surgical technology. Everything I write on these blogs ends up here, and I occasionally will write things here that only show up here.
I work weekends. I have to be able to do just about any case that comes along. I understand that the wimps fine scrubs who work during the week are stuck in their specialties and don't have a lot of exposure to other specialties. I don't care though. There are certain cases spread through all of the specialties that every scrub working in a large hospital must be able to do. (I may make a list of these someday.) If you can't do them, go work out an outpatient surgery center, or L &D, or specialty hospital and let your position be filled by a competent scrub. Even if you don't see them every day, you gotta be able to day a crani for subdural, a thoracoscopy, an ORIF and other procedures in the "scary" specialties of ortho, CV and neuro, even if you a GYN, or Plastics or General scrub. You just have to be able to do them, or get the hell out of here.