Continuing Education: Give Me The Paddles And--Clear!

After a first-aid course, I can now save lives just like the doctors on ER

I don't know when it was that I stopped learning how to do things--as opposed to learning about things. So I decided to pick up a few new skills, starting with first aid, because lifesaving is the basis for all education. Can't learn when you're dead.

When one of the instructors of my Red Cross course in New York City goes around the room asking people why they signed up, most say they want to become first-aid instructors or emergency medical technicians. A Mike Tyson look-alike runs a gym and says he's concerned about his clients' cardiovascular health, which probably means...

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