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Signing off for summer vacation

It’s been a great year – we have lots of successes across the faculty to celebrate. But it has also been a lot of work, and I am looking forward to my summer vacation as I’m sure many of you are too. As I have done in the past, after 48 weeks of blog writing, I’m going to take a break until September.

We don’t have any major plans for this year’s vacation; I will spend some time in Kingston decompressing, some time in Toronto visiting with friends and family, and Cheryl and I plan to take my mother on a road trip to our favourite Inn which is an old historic arts & crafts inn called the Roycroft. We will also spend some time with Cheryl’s dad who lives in Cambridge, and who, unfortunately, is ill.

We will also be spending lots of time with our new puppy Sophie who is now seven months old. Shortly after I introduced her here on the blog, I nicknamed her Taz (short for Tazmanian Devil) but I must admit that she’s growing on me and her Taz-like episodes seem to be decreasing in frequency.

I hope to throw in a little golf and lot of sunshine, and I am especially looking forward to a few weeks of not being glued to my cell phone or my computer.

There are so many great things going on in the faculty, and I am looking forward to charging up my batteries for the busy fall ahead.

I would love to hear what your summer plans are, so please let me know by commenting on the blog. Or better yet, drop by the Macklem House…I won’t be there, but my door will be open and some of our wonderful staff will be there to say hello.

Richard

reznickr

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:20

Yes, I know Katen to be an expert and we have already used some of her advice.

Thanks,

Richard

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Bill Moore Meds ''62

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:20

Richard, this has been a challenging, productive year for you and Queen’s Med School/Health Sciences. Enjoy your time away from your cell phone and computer — you deserve it as does everyone who strives for a reasonable work-life balance.

Speaking from my late retirement vantage point, demands of work often take priority over family, leisure or preparing for one’s future, all of which are vitally important for a life well lived despite career accomplishments. I hope everyone in Queen’s Health Sciences is taught that and able to achieve it during their training and professional lives, no matter how difficult it might be.

Bill Moore…

Bill Moore Meds ''62

Bill,

As usual you provide great advice. I will enjoy some time off, but will continue to redpond to blog comments such as yours, as it is one of the joys of the job.

Richarf

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Terry Carscadden

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:20

Just read your last note. Hope you have a great vacation. My wife and I just got back from Vancouver where we attended the 17th International handbell symposium. It was July 26-30 with a concert on Sat the 30th. I don’t know if you have heard handbells but ca you imagine 650 men and women ringing them. Groups of 10-20 came from 6 countries and Hong Kong. My wife Sylvia was there with our 3 daughters and 3 of my wife’s group playing.
The next week we went to Victoria, saw and did lots of things. A highlight for me was playing golf at 2 very hilly public championship golf courses in top condition for $46.00 for 18 and $36.00 for cart. I mention this since I see that you hope to golf.
Regards
Terry Carscadden Meds ’64

Terry Carscadden

Fred Moffat

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:21

Well deserved break for Cheryl, you and your lovely family!!! Enjoy every minute of it!

Am very much looking forward to coming back to Kingston next fall for my 40th reunion. My six years at Queen’s were simply marvelous, and I continue to appreciate the absolutely sterling quality of my medical education there.

Have fun, stay safe and enjoy just being alive!!! Love to all!

Fred Moffat

reznickr

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:21

Fred,

Let me know when you are coming to Kingston so we can make plans.

Love to you and Jenny.

Richard

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Boyd Upper

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:21

Richard
I hope you have a great. refreshing holiday.
Boyd Upper Meds ’53

Boyd Upper

reznickr

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:22

In reply to by student

Boyd,

Thanks so much. Hope you are having a great summer.

Richard

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John Arber. Meds 1971

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:22

Dean Reznick. All successful travel plans for you and Cheryl and Taz. I am now in St. John’s, Newfoundland exploring this somewhat unknown province. Weather is wonderful and scenery beautiful and driving very challenging in this city. Try not to think of work. Looking forward to my 45th this fall and chatting in person.

John Arber. Meds 1971

John

Looking forward to having you and your classmates back in Kingston. My wife Cheryl will be jealous of your trip to Nfld. She has long wanted to go there. Maybe next year.

All my best,

Richard

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Thomas F Draper MD, MPH

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:22

Have greatly enjoyed your blogs over the past year. Best wishes for an enjoyable vacation. Will drop in to see you in September if I am able to make the trip to Kingston.
Tom Draper ’55

Thomas F Draper MD, MPH

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