Monthly Archives: February 2011

Growing up on the crick

My Dad had the first motorized bicycle I ever saw.  A Briggs and Stratton motor on the back fender platform on an old bicycle with a basket in front.  He would put me in the basket and crank that engine … Continue reading

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Chuck Norris

The year is about 1965 and I am a surgical resident.  Jack Laskey D.O. was a resident in anesthesia and came in one day to tell us he started taking karate.  He was all enthused about it and would tell … Continue reading

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On practical jokes.

Craig Ferguson and Lily Tomlin agree that to do a good practical joke one has to be quite intelligent and creative.  Naturally, I agree. I was on a dive in the Bahamas with ISAM, a medical dive group of which … Continue reading

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Aaron the orderly

Aaron was a black orderly at Bay View Hospital and a nice easy going guy.  One day, I got into the elevator as he wheeled in a gurney with a patient asleep on it.  Just as we started to move, … Continue reading

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Freddie Olsen

I don’t remember just when I met Freddie.  He was in my class at Bucknell and was a chemistry major.  Scary smart in chemistry.  He had a congenital heart problem and that allowed him to have a car on campus … Continue reading

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