Yesterday, was perhaps one of the most mind-blowing days for those who love Division I College Football. Penn State was not playing nor was Boston College. However, the upsets, the 'last plays' and everything else came together for one of the most fun days of football watching in a long time. Even when a buddy stopped in unexpectedly and we decided to grab a pizza, the fun was merely interrupted not ended. The end of the USC-Arizona State game may have pushed "The Pass" (Doug Flutie to Gerald Phalen) out of advertising. Alas, the next few Saturdays are going to be very busy and football watching will be at a minimum. Then comes my 8-day retreat. At a monastery. No football.
Below are some of the photos from Chad. I didn't take many during the month there. I was forbidden from being seen in public with the camera. Thus the shots I took were limited to the hospital, school, the grounds, and other private settings. Did get a few from the roof of the medical school. I wanted to get some more but the friend who took me up to the roof came down with malaria. Asking him to walk up five flights did not seem like a good idea. Next year perhaps.
Doing an EKG in class at the medical school. I haven't seen the sucker cups in years. There was nothing worse in medical school than having to apply these to a man's chest if it was hairy. Even on smooth skin they didn't always adhere well despite the goop.
The front entrance of the medical school.
Carlos, a Jesuit MD, teaching. He was using a tree branch as a pointer. A few minutes after this I remembered the laser pointer with slide advancer in my briefcase. With a total lack of tact and class I got up, walked to the front of the room, took the twig and gave him the pointer. "Use this." He did. It is still there.
The view from the medical school across the street. The people are not walking on the wall though it appears that way. The hospital complex grounds were below the grade of the road. Drivers had to go slowly pulling into the hospital because of the dip.
A statue of the Bon Samaritain (Good Samaritan) on the hospital grounds.
Teaching how to take blood pressure.
+Fr. Jack, SJ, MD