Gary Tetz

Gary Tetz

Things I Think is written by Gary Tetz, who has amused, informed and sometimes befuddled long-term care readers since the end of a previous century. He is a multimedia consultant for Consonus Healthcare Services in Portland, OR.

Most Recent Articles by Gary Tetz

The simple things

The simple things

In both life and long-term care, we tend to distrust the simple solutions.

Passion over page views

Passion over page views

I love technology. I'm using some right now. It's technology, after all, that translates brain waves and finger twitches and makes it possible for me to tell you how much I love technology. Though my advancing age makes our relationship adversarial at times, I'm definitely a fan.

When silence is golden

When silence is golden

We don't have crickets in long-term care, but we should. They're very soothing insects. Experts on Crickipedia maintain that they actually emit four different sounds — a calling song, an aggressive song, a courting song and a copulatory song. Most human communication fits into those categories as well.

Clean it up, throw it out

Clean it up, throw it out

Whenever I pass one of those cinderblock mini-storage places with double-loaded rows of strictly functional corridors, I think the same thing: "That looks like some nursing homes I've been in."

Driven to drink - cheers!

Driven to drink - cheers!

Is it just a coincidence that on the day after the most heartbreaking defeat ever in Seattle sports, following the worst coaching decision in recorded football history, not just the Super Bowl, I choose to write about alcohol? Probably not.

More Articles by Gary Tetz

Panna cotta services

Less may offer more

A graceful surrender

Thanks, Mata Hari

Get up and get ready

Dirty hands needed

Climb every mountain

Of tired mice and men

Shock 'em with action

A pause for civility

The selfie generation

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