“Wow, We sound pretty good together,” said Drake.
“Well, I’m not going to quit my day job just yet, Drake,” said Dr. Stein.
“I don’t blame you,” laughed Drake.
“Well, I think it’s time that we got down to business,” said Dr. Stein. I’ll go over the results of your Strong -Campbell test first Drake. The results are pretty definitive. According to your scores you definitely fit into what is called ‘the helper’ category.”
“What does that mean?”
“It indicates that you like to work with people and to help people. Several professions fall into this category including the ministry, social work, lawyer, teacher and a few others. You score high in all these occupations Drake but your highest score is in teaching. According to the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory you demonstrate a strong interest in any of these occupations but your highest aptitude is for teaching.”
“Oh, great. So I should continue being a teacher?
“Not necessarily. This test just shows that you still have a strong interest in education. Your Myers-Briggs test results indicate that you belong to a personality profile that is not common for a teacher. This doesn’t mean that you can’t be a teacher because there are working teachers with the same personality profile as you. Let’s explore the field of social work. You also have a strong interest in this profession but I can tell that you hate paper work and bureaucracy. Unfortunately, the field of social work has even more bureaucracy and paper work than teaching. For this reason, I wouldn’t think that it’s a good fit for you.”
“So, where do we look next, the ministry?”
“We could. Let’s explore that. Are you a Christian and do you attend church?”
“Yes, to both but I’m a bit irregular in my church attendance,”
“Does that mean that you don’t go to church every Sunday?”
“Yes, I often don’t go to church on Sundays. I might go once per month.”
“Don’t you like church?”
“Sometimes I do, but I’m often bored in church. Most Sundays I’m simply too burned out from my job and feel that I just need to sleep late and take it easy on Sundays,”said Drake.
“I don’t think that sending you to seminary to be trained as a pastor is going to be a viable alternative,” said Dr. Stein.
“In approximately one more hour we should have the results from her brain scan. Don’t worry. I have assigned a nurse to sit in a chair beside Misty’s bed to monitor her condition. I instructed her that if there is any change in Misty’s condition to alert me immediately. Why don’t you go to the cafeteria to get a coffee and I will give you an update you in about an hour,” said Dr. Pauls with a calm, reassuring tone to his voice.
“Thank you doctor. We’ll be back in the waiting room in about forty-five minutes,” Lloyd said.
While the doctor was talking to her father Sasha had gone to the nearest pay phone in the lobby of the hospital. She called her mother, Sheila’s, number.
Her mother picked up the phone on the second ring.
“Hi, honey. How are you enjoying your vacation so far?” asked Sheila.
“Well, it hasn’t been boring. I can say that much. Look, Mom the reason I’m calling is that Misty is in the hospital right now,” said Sasha very voice trembling.
“Oh, my God, what happened to her?” asked Sheila sounding like she was choking on her words. Sheila was just about to go out to a Bible study.
“Misty had an accident. Sheila slipped and fell and hit her head on a rock. The doctor was able to sew up the wound to her head but he is still keeping her under observation as he fears there may be some complications,” Sasha said checking to see if her father was still talking to the doctor.
“What kind of complications?
“Well, Misty has been speaking in gibberish and appears to be hallucinating,” answered Sasha.
“Where were you guys when this happened?” asked Sheila beginning to sound very agitated.
“We have been at The Lake Mariposa outdoor rock festival for the past two days. Dad took us,” said Sasha.
“Did Misty take any drugs when she was at the festival?” asked her mom.
“She smoked some weed but I think that a guy she met at the festival gave her some acid. The acid may have been contaminated,” said Sasha.
“So what’s happening right now?” asked her mom standing up now and beginning to pace while talking on the phone to her daughter.
“Well, Dad is talking to Misty’s doctor right now. I’m sure he’s getting an update on her condition.
“Look Sasha. I’m going to quickly drive to my Bible study where I have some great prayer warriors that can start praying for Misty. And Sasha. I want you to call me as soon as you get further updates on Misty’s condition.”
“I will Mom. I’m going to give you the phone number for Winnipeg General Hospital Emergency. I’m sure that Dad and I are going to be here for most of the night. I love you, Mom.” Sasha began to sob.
Missing Amy Winehouse
This evening I am listening to Lioness by Amy Winehouse. Amy knocks it out of the ball park on this recording. This CD is absolutely amazing. Amy’s premature passing was such a tragedy. I hope that she left more music that will one day be released.
The Amy Winehouse Tragedy
For most of this week I have been listening to the recordings of Amy Winehouse. I also watched her Live in London concert on DVD. To tell you the truth I’ve never been a huge fan of R&B, soul or jazz music. I’m more of a hard rock, heavy metal guy in my default mode. There have been some exceptions though. I love Motown music and I still enjoy a lot of Michael Jackson’s work. I had no idea what to expect when I heard about Amy Winehouse. Unfortunately, I did not discover Amy Winehouse and her music until her untimely passing. It is obvious to me that Amy’s talent was immense. She was one of those talents that are truly one in a million.
Yesterday evening I watched several videos featuring Amy Winehouse. The first DVD was a concert performance by Amy in London the first DVD was a concert performance by Amy in London. On this night Amy appeared to be in top form. If she had been drinking or was taking some illicit substances it wasn’t clear because of the high quality of her performance. I had not seen Amy Winehouse perform live before watching this DVD. During this concert Amy displayed just what a great performer she was. This makes her sudden passing all the more tragic. After I had watched this great concert video, I checked out some YouTube videos on Amy Winehouse. These YouTube videos showed Amy as being either intoxicated or high. She was so inebriated that she could not perform. Her audience retaliated by booing her. They had paid their good hard earned money to see Amy Winehouse give them her best and she showed up in an intoxicated state. One can hardly blame them for being angry. I am now a fan of Amy Winehouse after her passing. I now wish that I had been familiar with her art before she died period.