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My sister, who is just about finished with nursing school, asked me a question that stumped me.
"What did you do for your pinning ceremony?"
"Hm," I thought. "I have no idea!"
I vaguely remember myself and my classmates having a loved one place our pin but beyond that I have almost no memory of my pinning ceremony. Granted, it was 10 years ago, but I felt a little sad that the event hadn't made more of an impression on me.
After doing some reading
Updated 03-06-2009 at 11:00 AM by NurseDotComMDT
I have a ritual of listening to National Public Radio www.npr.org on my way to and from work. Each time I listen to NPR, I either learn something new or am compelled to look at some aspect of my life in a new way. Last week, one of their reports stood out even more than usual. The story http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...ryId=100346538
by Nell Greenfieldboyce was on a video produced by a NASA astronaut for a NASA management retreat. The movie focuses on certain behaviors at the agency
Last week at this time I was among the masses of people in DC trying to find an entrance to the mall to watch the inauguration of President Barack Obama. I never made it to the actual mall but I was able to get a view of the crowd packed into the Capitol for the swearing-in ceremony.
I was lucky to be there and witness history and it is a day I will never forget. But there is one thing keeps running in my mind since the trip and it's something that happened about 40 years ago.