|I cannot live without books. -Thomas Jefferson||Reading Lists|
|Your strength is just an accident owed to the weakness of others. -Joseph Conrad||Quotes|
During the course of his forty two years of practice, he had always taken care of family members, immediate and extended, with the greatest generosity. Dad was always available for family, 24 x 7, and family members were never charged for his services. He would get up at any time of the night and go to someone's house or meet them at his clinic when he received a call for help, whether from within his household or via the telephone.
Several chess writers have mentioned a¬†German 'book' entitled Instructions to Spectators at Chess Tournaments, which was comprised of three hundred blank pages followed by the phrase "Shut Up!"
This piece of¬†performance art (the performer is the reader of the book)¬†brought to mind an experience my son Jon and I shared years ago at a chess tournament.¬† Jon had an early interest in chess, and starting in the fourth grade, played in multiple chess tournaments, the only member of the Wiebe family to compete in chess, even if only for a few years.¬† I took him to his last tournament, and joined the ranks of fussy parents watching their children anxiously from the sidelines.¬† In his second game, after perhaps ten moves, I noticed that Jon had just placed his opponent in a discovered check situation.¬† I was excited for him, because discovered check can be a lethal tactic . . .
Residents, or resident physicians, are young physicians who are completing their training by working, under the supervision of other physicians, very long hours for several years in a teaching hospital.¬† Concern is routinely raised¬†regarding¬†being treated by physicians who are still learning,¬†and might be exhausted¬†and perhaps making poor judgments. ¬†Two current medical residents debate the issue.
In the face of my grand-niece, Sophia Catherine Wiebe, shines all of the promise of new life. She inspires me every day. I look forward to the day when Cindy and I have our own grandchildren.