52 Things I've Learned
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Probie XII
Feb
13
Probie XII
“Gentlemen!”, I ask Zach and Cpt. Brandon, “do you think at my advanced age it is too late to go to med school?”.  Zach and the Captain look momentarily perplexed, as if I am seriously contemplating a career change.  I explain, “because those helmets are cooler than ours”.   They smile.  “Go for...
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Probie XI
Feb
01
Probie XI
“Can you crawl on your hands and knees?”   Fair question, from Fire Chief Cam Radewan, about this time last year.  Cam was at the Village Hall counter paying his taxes.  I knew the Fire Department was having the same recruiting challenges other departments face, so I asked Cam if he thought I could...
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Probie X
Jan
04
Probie X
Time is the enemy.  I walk to work these days, out the back door and down a small grade at the edge of the backyard, where the banks of the mill pond used to contain the spring-fed water that ran the mill.  The mill is long gone, replaced with a sign on a post that tells of its history.  The pond...
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