Firefighters are usually putting their training to work at house fires, car accidents and other emergency and disaster situations. For one Russellville Fire Department firefighter and EMT, his knowledge and training were put to the test at a bass fishing tournament recently - and because of his quick instincts, he was able to save a father's life.
There are few things in life that really get my hackles up. Queue-jumping. Litter. Invasion of personal space. But in education, four little words are guaranteed to send me into orbit. "In the real world". "When students leave us, Alison, and go into the real world."
The setup: The New Year's Eve Vipassana Meditation Retreat. Dec 27 - Jan 1. No speaking, no internet, no phone, no reading, no writing. A bunch of rough stuff happened this year, and my brain exploded. Shortly after I turned 36 I decided, out of desperation really, to give meditation a concerted effort.