March 2, 2015

Nurse Slapping Other Nurses in the Face Over Eboli Lawsuit

I don't generally watch a lot of news. It's depressing and most of it is stupidity. Take for instance the nurse suing a Dallas Hospital over contracting Eboli. Excuse me???

How is it even possible that you work in the medical field if you can't handle the risk??? To me, this nurse is slapping other nurses in the face everywhere. Nurses take a risk on a daily basis doing what they do. They know the risks. They know there is a possibility of contracting diseases. They don't go around suing the hospital they work for simply because they caught a disease a patient had. Now if the story is true, I do believe the hospital should have let the nurse know about the patient having eboli, but according to reports, no one knew the patient had the disease until the test results. Even the patient didn't know and you can't inform staff before the patient even knows. That's just wrong. 

Still, suing because you can't handle your job is uncalled for in my open. Yes, it's a scary situation, but you signed up for this. You were prepared for similar situations before you ever stepped foot into the hospital to work there. Any patient you come into contact with you run a risk of exposure to an illness, a disease. It's why they are there. They need your help, not a scared nurse who is willing to run and sue.

  If it's not worth the risk, if your patient isn't worth caring for, step down off the job and let the other nurses do theirs.
 Joy Smith also known as The Insane Writer, is the author of the Sci-Fi novel, The Generation. You can email her at She can also be found on Twitter @theinsanewriter.

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February 27, 2015

Another Sad Note - The Superman Lois Lane Letters

Dear Superman,

I knew about your grandmother's passing and was sorry to hear it. It's amazing that your grandparents were married for so many years. It's wonderful. On a much happier note, I am glad to hear that you have found your match! You'll will have to let me know how things go. 

Here things have slowed way down. I have been able to write some new articles, which is always great news. I only wish it was unlimited work for me. I have looked into going back to school, but the classes offered do not interest me at the moment. One thing I did do is, started working on my novel again. There is a sole purpose behind this, so let's hope I accomplish my goal by June 1st.

 On a sad note, a very dear friend of mine is moving towards the east coast. Yet, I am happy for her because it means even bigger opportunities for her! Am I jealous? Hell no, but she is an inspiration whether she believes it or not. On the lighter side of things, I have stolen much of her wardrobe and managed to run off with one of her NewWave Ovens! Ha, I'm seriously kidding on the stolen/run off bit. She is a very generous friend and couldn't take a lot of her personal belongings with her, so I was able to take a lot off her hands, and am grateful. Yet this does not make up for her presence. 


Joy Smith also known as The Insane Writer, is the author of the Sci-Fi novel, The Generation. You can email her at She can also be found on Twitter @theinsanewriter.

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February 24, 2015


Someday, I want a gorgeus backyard made for entertaining, but I'm not fond of the idea of the upkeep for outdoor furniture because let's face it, I hate cleaning. Still, as Green Arrow always inspires in us, it is a must, so I was looking at cleaning for teak furniture and it really seems pretty darn simple from what I've read.

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South Beach Lounge, My Love For Beautiful Outdoor Furniture
I like simple, but most of all I like the idea of the perfect outdoor furniture setup. I love the idea of a comfortable chaise lounge in simple sea blue colors with a beautiful fire pit. There is so much you can do to make an outdoor space comforting and worth spending time in. We may not live near the beach, but we can certainly bring the beach near us.

Still, once the backyard comes into play and we start working on it, we have to remember harsh weather is a problem around here. We have some of the coldest winters and hottest summers I've seen in a very long time. So yes, I can see why we need to make sure the upkeep is done on our outdoor pieces because I can't see adding cushions in this midwest environment to our furniture.But I can see a beautiful hammock, maybe! Yes, indeed!

I also wouldn't mind working on the front yard. I would love a comfortable yet beautiful dark wood porch swing. I rounded back, nothing simple and straight, please! I like to be a little unique! But, let's face it, it will take some time and a chunk of change to get thigns going in this neighborhood, but someday, my friends, someday!

February 23, 2015

Bullying Starts With You, Not Your Children

A few days ago I happened to run across a blog where grown adults were bullying another grown adult for a question they deemed stupid. EXCUSE ME, but NO QUESTION IS EVER STUPID! And how low did they go? Enough to seriously make that other adult feel like the scum of the earth for even asking a simple question. STOP and THINK! And yes, I know what you're thinking. Ohh that's not me, I would never do such a thing! That's just not me! This post isn't about me!

We often get upset over our own children being bullied at school, but we don't stop to realize when we are doing it ourselves. Whether it's something as simple as making fun of another person for the clothing that they are wearing (I've seen this one from a co-worker first-hand, sadly), or something as silly as name calling, you're such an idiot, there is NO EXCUSE for it whatsoever!

If we want the bullying to stop, let's look around and start with ourselves. Maybe, just maybe we've all done it without even realizing it. Set a positive example and start with yourself, not your children.

Joy Smith also known as The Insane Writer, is the author of the Sci-Fi novel, The Generation. You can email her at She can also be found on Twitter @theinsanewriter.

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