2017 Summer Road Trip Home

2017 Summer Road Trip Home: Montana, Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Teton National Park There’s nothing like an epic road trip when moving from one state to another! Since Ellen was between 36-37 weeks pregnant, we thought it would be a great idea to invite Steve’s parents to join us in order to add little…

Why my recruiter loves me more than you

Why my recruiter loves me more than you Over the winter of 2016 Ellen took a last minute contract way out in Eastern Colorado. Prior to this we were living back home in Durango, Colorado (Southwest Colorado). Our attempt at returning to permanent contract work had fallen through in fantastic fashion and we were desperate…

Shell Beach Sunset

Maintaining Perspective

It is so easy to speed through life. While driving between patients today my wife sent me a text message saying that a patient we share is being placed on hospice care.  His cancer is metastasizing and we are no longer needed on the case.  This is not the first time either of us have…

2016 Travelers Conference Re-cap

2016 Travelers Conference Re-cap Travelers Conference 2016 was essentially a celebration of the freedom and the adventure that the travel healthcare lifestyle brings – no wonder it was in Las Vegas!  3 days of seminars, networking, schmoozing, wine-and-dining, and of course some all night parties!  Despite all of the shenanigans, we would leave the conference…

Pikes Peak summit 2016

My Love-Hate Relationship with Pikes Peak

My Love-Hate Relationship with Pikes Peak Some things never change… even when everything else does. Just a couple weeks ago, Steve and I tackled an epic race on America’s Mountain: Pikes Peak. While I chose to just race to the top in the Ascent on Saturday, Steve wanted to tackle the Marathon on Sunday, where…

Black and White image of Ellen at the Grand Canyon

Gray Pride

Gray Pride As another election season rolls through, the various media outlets and talking heads busy themselves by spouting pseudo-news and ever increasingly alarmist stories about “A country divided!”  We have Red states, Blue states, Environmentalists, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Anti-LGBT, Black Lives Matter, the 99%, States Rights, Big Business, Big Pharma…Big Deal! Working as a traveler…

Bryce Canyon 100

so this one time…Ep. 2

Feeling emaciated, cracked lips, aching thighs, calves and feet, I strained to place one shoe further than six inches ahead of the other.  We were making good time as we weaved in and out of the red canyons of Southern Utah, but around mile marker 42 I fell apart.  Nausea had set in along side…

so this one time…Ep.1

Ellen and I are currently in training for an ultra-marathon.  50 miles, 10,000ft of climbing, and as if that was not daunting enough, its at 8,500ft of altitude.  Needless to say we have been eager to train as much as possible.  Especially since we now live at sea level in Shell Beach, California.  This is the…