Posts by: Dallas Smith

Traveling During Covid May 2021

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Welcome to the adventures of traveling during Covid.  Did you hear about the Alaskan state legislator who refused to wear a mask?  She caused so much trouble and upset in trying to fly from Anchorage to Juneau (which is only accessible by plane or ferry), that she was banned from traveling on Alaska Airlines (the[…]

April 2020 COVID-19 Reality Check

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Here’s a mental exercise: Assume that this photo above represents a newly discovered virus somewhere in China.  After first being observed and ignored, and following a suppression of the news about the virus’s discovery lasting many weeks…Suppose that the Chinese city recognizes a dangerous epidemic in the making and seeks to quarantine itself.  The tumors[…]

A Step for Peace: Middle East Nurses Uniting in Human Caring

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 This blog is about a small area of peace within a conflict zone.  I’m referring to the cold war (sometimes erupting into hot-war violence) between Israel and the Palestinians.   Dr. Jean Watson, world famous author and nurse theorist, has long observed that nurses of any nationality share similar values.  They are all healers at heart. […]

A Quick Glimpse of Rome

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My travel blogs are intended to provide my readers with the vicarious pleasure from my sharing my travel experiences.  We spent two tourist days in Rome prior to boarding the Viking cruise ship.  Our hotel was located in the Trastevere section of Rome, an older residential area across the Tiber River from the central city,[…]

Ireland, the “Emerald Isle”

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Ireland had always been on my “bucket list.”  So I’m ecstatic to have gotten the opportunity to visit, even without long prior planning.  Susan had contacted the founder of the International Virtual Reality in Healthcare Association, who, when he learned about Healing Healthcare Systems, invited Susan to give a keynote address on the history and[…]
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