Ferris Bueller, Really?

Bueller car2Randy, my friend. You finally confess? You called in sick, claiming you were having a double hemorrhoidectomy? When you really just went out and had some fun? Did you drive a 1961 red Ferrari GT convertible? Did you grab a friend, like Cameron, and a hot girl (your wife, I hope) and hit the city? Actually, don’t tell anyone, but you were following my Boomer Survivor program.

Look what Bueller accomplished. He slipped away from things that he did not want (school). He avoided the people whom he did not like (the principal). He grabbed a couple close friends (his girlfriend and best male friend). And his followed his passions, attending a Cubs baseball game, dancing in a parade, and creating havoc. Now, think about it. Isn’t that a good program for a baby boomer?

Just compare the fundamental points. Did he move away from work? Yes. Did he earn any penny? No. But did he discover that less is sometimes more? Less of work and the drudgery of daily life can certainly lead to more. When we reach the baby boomer age, what is the best part? We do […]

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I wondered as I wandered and then…

Mccoy2 Leonard (Bones) McCoy

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…”

“Dammit Jim! I’m a doctor not an engineer!”

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”

“That’s one small step for man, a giant leap for mankind.”

There, I feel much better. After Bill told me that I needed to write my own blog a bunch of these cultural references popped into my head. I’m not quite sure why I felt the need to include them, maybe its because I wanted to make sure I sounded hip, connected, you know – cool. After reading them, though, I’m not sure they just don’t make me sound dated.

Anyways, maybe it would be best to start off by explaining how I came to be interested in this project. When I started my path toward adulthood I did everything the way you were supposed to. I graduated high school, went to college, met my future wife while in college, graduated college, married said wife, and began medical school. I applied for an Air Force scholarship to help pay for medical school. After medical school I went on to residency. Once I finished residency I served in the […]

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