Next Career, No Body Fluids

"Next career, no body fluids."That's what I tell myself....more

This Ghoul Will Be Your Nurse Tonight: Should Nurses Wear Costumes to Work?

This IS My Costume. photo: jparadisi 2011I dodged a bullet this week. My coworkers are wearing costumes to work on Halloween....more

The Meaning of Success Is in The Squiggles

What Success Looks Like, After via, via, via, via ...Facebook 2011 by jparadisiRecently one of my friends on Facebook ...more

I Wish I'd Said It

“.. almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs...more

I Am Living As Free As My Hair

Someone asked if I color my hair. I said, "No I don't, I pay someone else to do it."...more

Love You to Death Handpainted Clogs by The Swanx!

One of a kind Love You to Death handpainted clogs....more

Blue Eye Shadow, Nurse Jackie, and Patients Care

The evidence I am overly tired from a long stretch of shifts appears when I swipe a brush...more

Race For The Cure

Race for the Cure 2011 Portland, Oregon photo: jparadisiI'm watching runners, women and men, young and old, Running (some are walking) for The Cure this morni...more

Keeping Toddlers Safe In The Adult Only Home

Scarletti Confetti (image credit: pencil and markers onpaper 2011 by J.Paradisi)...more

Obituary For a Cat

Lucas (photo credit: J Paradisi)Lucas was my husband's cat, a grey American Tabby. I say "my husband's cat" because the little sh*# never accepted me into their relationship.  Eight years after I moved in with David, we managed a fragile truce once Lucas realized he was dependent on me to feed him if David wasn't home....more