Sometimes we are dumbfounded because it seems no one cares. I think we care but the problems are too overwhelming to contemplate. So we stay silent.
Some days my anxiety takes over. It is difficult to explain to others how that anxiety feels. Hopefully this poem helps you to understand.
A poem about love and condemnation.
A poem about joining together.
A poem about how humanity is waking up.
A little poem for the friends I have lost over the years.
A poem describing our feeling during these historical times. An election year, A deadly pandemic, and peaceful protests. 2020 will be a long chapter in history.
One of my experiences of getting bullied by a surgeon.
A poem describing how I felt when I learned my fiance was transgendered.
Three children's stories about making friends. "Carlee Finds New Friends", "Carlee and Stu the Stinkbug", and "Carlee and Teddy the Tarantula.
When and how did America stop being the best? When we stopped supporting all our citizens.
Is love just a dream?
How can you be a person if you are not human?
This inexpensive ($1.05 per serving) soup is exceptionally easy to make. It uses frozen vegetables and V-8 Juice. Mix them up, and viola—vegetable soup.
A poem about the fight against depression and finding hope.
Deep breathing keeps your lungs healthy and clear. Something we all want during the pandemic,
A poem and story telling the agony of grief.
This article will review some jobs found in the operating room that require a high school diploma or GED. It will also explain a few things one can do to increase their chance of being employed by an OR.
A poem expressing my feelings of fear and hopelessness.
A poem that celebrates nostalgia and things we may, or may not, miss.
Happiness is a state of mind. This article will give you ten tips on how to find and maintain happiness.
A poem about deception and betrayal and our everyday lives using the metaphor of sheep and wolves.
This article contains my best advice to new nurses in the OR. Most of the advice is for the circulating role, although much of it pertains to the scrub role also.
Did you ever wonder if you have what it takes to be an operating room nurse? Here are 10 skills all OR nurses have.
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in an operating room? This story will tell you about a typical day for a circulating nurse in the operating room.
Here is a little bit about what scrub nurses do in the operating room.
We are told that the most important thing is love. How do we show that love? Do we consciously try daily to make ourselves beacons of light and love?
Who loves me? Who loves you? The answer is the same. God loves us just because we are. We do not need to do anything, God already loves us.
It is only through knowing the bad, that we truly appreciate the good.
What's the big deal about being an OR nurse? Why would anyone want to be one? This article will tell you some of the reasons operating room nurses love their jobs.
Emma was a laid back labrador. Carly is an assertive AmStaff. What type of dog are you for God?
A poem about being lost and alone.
What types of jobs are available to nurses in the operating room? Here is a review of the circulator, scrub, and float nurse roles. These are a few of the opportunities available to a nurse in the OR.
Do you have a hernia repair scheduled? Are you wondering what surgical mesh is? This article will give tell you what mesh is, what problems may occur, and how to help the healing process.
What does the circulating nurse do in an operating room? What is his or her role during the surgery? Read and find out.
We are all connected. Often times, we may not feel connected, but we are. We are connected, not only with each other, but with the world and the universe.
I think most operating room nurses and techs will connect with this poem. It is what we do most days of the week.
Want to lose weight, but sick of dieting? I'll tell you how to lose weight by making a few small changes to your life. No more dieting ever!
Moral objections are very personalized. How do we tell if these objections stem from moral reasons as opposed to personal preference, prejudice, or convenience? This article provides some criteria.
I hear so many White people denying White privilege. I'm going try to explain it from my White perspective. And I will write about some privileged experiences I had growing up.
Ever wonder what exactly makes up a lady? All ladies are women, but not all women are ladies. Here are 20 ways to see if she is a lady.
I am a diploma-prepared Registered Nurse. People often ask what a diploma is and how does it differ from a Bachelor's or Associate Degree. I'll explain the pros and cons and include a few stories.
My life with a schizophrenic. He was also diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), the new way to say multiple personalities. We were together 5 years.
Have you ever really thought about time and the games it plays with us? We label time as "yesterday," "last week," or "in a month from now," but the only time we actually have is now.
The question, "What is wrong?", can have many meanings. It can be said with love, as a mother to a crying child. It can be said with caring, as a wife to a husband. And it can be said with innocence, as a child to a parent. But, what exactly,...
Tired of the same old theme parties. Have a chili party. Chilies go so well with parties. Here are some decorating ideas and some easy recipes, all chili related.
Let's look at some new winter sports that can be included in the Olympics in years to come. We will review nun (snow) chuckin, synchronized snow dancing, watermobiling and more. Read on to learn more about the newest and most exciting winter sports on earth.
What is happening to America? What can we do to bring back our hope? Here are the stories of a few people who decided to fight on the side of hope and justice. People who believe that one person CAN make a difference. People who are trying to make our world a better place...Real life superheros...
Here are pictures of the best cat tattoos I have found.
Life is a journey. In it we encounter many of the same problems we encounter driving...Road Blocks...Getting Lost...Accidents. Live your journey with peace.
It's time to wake up to the fact that we are each precious. We are each priceless. It is our uniqueness that gives us our value.
You know what everyone, I'm mad as hell. This world is going hell in a handbag and here we are just playing along as if every thing is going to be fine. Is there anyone out there who really believes in their hearts that we can continue this way? Let's do something about it.
I believe we need to see each other. We need to acknowledge the presence of other people in this world. It is a simple skill and free to give. Sometimes it may make all the difference in someone's life.
Where are we going? Why do we hate? Can we not find a better way...a way without war, without hate, without greed?
Reality is not a fixed idea. You can change your reality. You can choose what you want your reality to be. Here are some ideas.
In times of deflation, America seems to find "heroes" in outlaws. Here is a look at the past heroes, or outlaws, and a look into why we glamorize these people.
Hi, my name is k@ri and I am a co-dependent. A little about my addiction to relationships and a poem on co-dependency.
If you're familiar with any of these things... you might just be an operating nurse. Here are more than 20 truths that only an operating room (OR) nurse could understand.
Lies can hurt more than just our feelings. They can hurt our good name and our careers. Read about my experience with a compulsive liar.
I love the blues. Here are 5 of my favorite blues artists. They all make you want to shake, rattle and roll.
I hated hot food growing up. Then I moved to New Mexico. In the operating room we had numerous pot lucks. Green chilies were in everything! Over time I came to love green chilies.
Americans all love our flag. But, many of us do not know the proper ways to display it. Here is the proper way to hang your flag with pictures.
Learn a little about the importance of listening. Listening well allows you to learn. It also makes you seem more attractive to others.
Sexy means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. To me it is a combination of how someone looks and who they are. Probably more of who they are. These men are pleasing to the eye and to humanity.
What do zombies, ghouls and clowns have in common? Seems as though it is more than I originally thought.
These are rules to remember in an operating room. These five short sayings will keep you out of trouble if you follow them.
Take a look at some cute and funny bugs...that don't make me itch when I look at them.
Proper body mechanics will help you prevent back injury. They will also keep your aching back healthier. Learn the basics of proper body mechanics.
Zombies are taking over. Find out where the zombies are. You will be surprised to find out how many zombies are around.
Why is it that some men look so good bald? How about all the myths about bald men? Bald men are more intelligent. Bald men are better lovers.
Does your Mother-In-Law drive you crazy? This year use Mother's Day as a subtle revenge tool. Here are some perfect gifts for your imperfect Mother-In-Law. Who knows, they may even help her like you more.
In this article I review the signs and symptoms of diabetes. It is a brief and simplified version of what is happening in your body when you have diabetes mellitus.
Ever have a problem thinking of a good comment to leave? I often find I have this problem. HubPages is a prodigious community!
Here is a fabulous chicken recipe that has minimal prep time and is good enough for company. You probably already have the ingredients!
What we want out of life effects all our choices. Decide how you want to live and do not get distracted.
"You can be anything you want when you grow up." This is what is told to children in America everyday. Find out why my dream did not work out.
Every year Money Magazine picks the top 10 best places to live in America. Here is a quick synopsis of 1999 to 2009. The winners are rated on economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do and a sense of community. The town I...
New Mexico is full of wide open spaces and a sky so close you can touch it. New Mexico lives in a different time, a time ruled by siesta and trust. Find out what happens when a Yankee from the northeast moves there.
91% of Americans have cell phones. Is there definitive proof that cell phone usage is bad? A look at the 10 best reasons to give up your cell phone.
There are so many absolutely ridiculous laws still around in these United States of America. Here are a few that should make you laugh.
Pysanky are the most beautiful Easter Eggs ever! Find out what makes them special and some history behind them.
The Roswell UFO Festival is a fun and unique place to be! Do you like ET? Do you like Star Wars? None of these come close to the amount of fun your family will find in Roswell, NM!!! All kids, large and small, will love this festival. The people are friendly and fun...GO!!!!
Stupid, funny and just plain dumb laws abound the the United States of America. Here is a sampling of the odd laws you can find.
Here is a story of a woman who married 23 times. How is that for perseverance in the quest for love! Should I look for love or stay behind my walls?
What happens when you are fired and too clueless to understand? Maybe good things?!
Do you want to be an operating room nurse? Learn a little about what the job entails and what to expect from the environment. Becoming a surgical nurse is the best move you can make.
Learn how to make pizza at home. It is a healthy alternative to store bought. Plus you control the fat and sodium content.
To have perseverance you must have spunk, drive and endurance. Perseverance can help you get through difficult times and make the best of your situation! Read these inspirational quotes on perseverance and get your moxie moving!
I've taken Glucosamine and Chondroitin in the past and found they relieved my joint pain. Recently I was reminded of how well they work...
This Puerto Rican flan recipe requires only four ingredients, and it is super easy to make. I'm sure it will make the best-tasting flan you have ever had!
This authentic Greek salad recipe is healthy and delicious—and it's even better on the second day.
I have been an operating room nurse for many years. It is a very challenging and very rewarding profession. Here are several funny stories about how we let off stress in the OR!
Don't be offended. Although I'm a red head now, I am naturally a blonde, so I think I have the right. Have a laugh and add your favorite!