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

Whatcha gonna do?

Whatcha gonna do?

Adversity, that irrepressible rascal. We're far too familiar with it in long-term care.

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."

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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