Never Run To A Code


I have mentioned it before, but I’ll say it again for anyone who doesn’t know; my wife Emily is an Intensive Care Pediatrician. When she is working in the PICU, one of the things she must always pay attention to is something called “code bells.”

Whenever there is a life-threatening event in the hospital, they broadcast an emergency tone over the PA system, after which they announce the type and location of the code.

Because she is the senior most pediatrician in the hospital when she is on, any time the code bells ring, she must stop what she is doing and listen to the information that follows. If it is a pediatric code, she is required to get to the stated location and see the situation through to its conclusion. […]

Chase & Sanborn


Last week, while browsing through Nexflix, I stumbled upon a documentary I meant to see in the theater, but managed to miss. It is called Beyond the Lighted Stage and it is a documentary that chronicles the forty-year history of the Canadian rock band Rush.

Rush was one of my very favorite bands growing up, and it was great to learn all about the history of both the band and each individual member. Like all documentaries, the filmmaker highlighted many details outside of what we typically think we know about a famous person, showing their more “human” side and giving us a heretofore-unavailable look into the personal lives of these three giant rock stars. It was so well done that I imagine it might even be interesting to someone who is not a fan of Rush’s music. […]