A Vicarious Ride-Along with a Paramedic

A man leaves his comfortable career as a reporter and dives into the constantly chaotic and unpredictable world of Emergency Medical Service (EMS). He transforms from a frequently frightened novice to a confident seasoned paramedic who often works in the worst parts of Atlanta. This is the story of Kevin Hazzard’s book A Thousand Naked … Continue reading

A Journey into the Black Box of Survival

What would I do if an earthquake struck? How would I react if I were inside a burning building? These are some of the questions I asked myself as I read Amanda Ripley’s book The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why. I started asking myself similar questions as I read stories like … Continue reading

On the Road – Unexpectedly Inspirational

A few years ago, I made my first road trip to Las Vegas. I remember the thrill of driving through unfamiliar territory. I also remember feeling a rush of energy when we reached our destination. This trip reminded of my fascination for the road as a means of transportation and as an American cultural symbol … Continue reading

Fast Food Nation – a book review

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser On a warm Saturday when I was about 5 years old, I sat outside a McDonald’s restaurant along with my brothers, my mother and my aunt. We kids ate Filet -O- Fish sandwiches and the adults ate Big Macs. For years, I would often enjoy fast food meals like … Continue reading