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Paramedic. Yoga. Words on human rights and wrongs, fire, war, PTSD, resilience. By way of Afghanistan, India, Egypt, Morocco, etc.

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Joined Twitter 11/30/12


@thephatic actually from 911 calls I've run, it is a thingCase of the Mondays. 🚒 https://t.co/DlpgeQBAJZGood morning from the garden weeds at fire station 6. 🚑 🚒 https://t.co/EmMMrtDnUv
6/29
2020
Softest of summer grass. https://t.co/DPegkiH2AX
6/27
2020
@RiannaStarheim You can never have too many flowers.
Retweeted by Rianna Starheim @thephatic You are so much the best. I don't have a home so can't reciprocate the offer, but wish I could. I'll off… https://t.co/KnUfZJWfw3 @thephatic I WANT TO SO MUCH! But can't now, with COVID. 🙁 I have a week off over July 4 & have been planning a tri… https://t.co/3AqM3gTKRq @thephatic I love it. So homey.
6/26
2020
"This virus stresses out the heart in a bunch of different ways...It felt like watching a bomb go off in slow motio… https://t.co/MbfRsViQO0
6/25
2020
The beach today, low tide scrambles. https://t.co/0K3L5v4XQA
Retweeted by Rianna StarheimI mean read this, by Teju Cole, read this. @tejucole https://t.co/066do1jKUWCorrected: "....every line in every poem is the orphaned caption of a lost photograph. By a related logic, each pho… https://t.co/9EOkiw9SYSShift change at 6 AM, now I'm off until noon. My first stretch of free time in weeks. I'd forgotten the luxury of a… https://t.co/XDXAIsdzcF @QuarantineBook @JeffSharlet "I was ricocheting...burned out of the formulas with which we tell stories. I looked u… https://t.co/yxYFbsdumP @shivani_bhatia 😒🤯😡😭 i can't.
6/24
2020
The apparatus bay soundtrack changed from rock & rap to classical. It's rainbow weather, rain pouring down under su… https://t.co/kmcXYxQ4hHGood morning from Fire Station 6, where I'm building a garden today in-between 911 calls. I spy here two four-leaf… https://t.co/qfHBbPbQKG
6/19
2020
T-minus 17 minutes until shift change but who's counting 🚑 https://t.co/ZB2F0LHRN8
6/18
2020
"...those on land have so much to say to the drowning...therewasnobreathingroom...I wanted to be tall & open as a d… https://t.co/Zbi0Ch5Eea
6/17
2020
@MatthewBurnsid7 mundane
6/16
2020
Early Saturday morning at home reading about what it's like to be on the front lines of COVID. https://t.co/C3peQrwxyd
6/13
2020
Firehouse veggie garden last night. 🌱 It's one screw short because I ran out. I'm going to buy more screws and buil… https://t.co/odSWnvfz1j
6/12
2020
"kindly publish this" https://t.co/bqwdhs4QKahttps://t.co/A4sRNjvPEZ
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6/11
2020
I've found so many 4-leaf clovers this summer I've stopped picking them, but couldn't resist this 5-leafer today. T… https://t.co/qEFWQtqmLC @JeffSharlet I'm sorry I can't make it.peering. to see if this is the dark that precedes dawn or the darkness before the dark Wanda Coleman, “Nocturne”
Retweeted by Rianna StarheimJohn Oliver 10/10, with chilling last words from a black woman, unfortunately unnamed: "and they're lucky what blac… https://t.co/njkqOxekFo
6/10
2020
I cannot recommend strongly enough the candlelight vigil hosted by @everlutionary. Mondays 9-10:30 PM. 🕯️… https://t.co/ivHXTu35p5thank you. https://t.co/36WE5zRDXv
6/9
2020
Monday morning breakfast. https://t.co/82sJFJ3zoUOn-duty pockets: anti-nausea medication, administered. 🚑 https://t.co/7bBpRGIBxD
6/8
2020
Sally Mann https://t.co/ceKFkBTaHmI can't stop seeing four-leaf clovers this summer. Without really searching, I see a dozen every day. Here are four… https://t.co/yf0RAZUsaaBreakfast this morning is a kiowani horned melon, member of the cucumber and melon families. It tastes part lime, p… https://t.co/8sZPtf7qlX
6/6
2020
I wrote out some thoughts on how to make this moment a real turning point to bring about real change––and pulled to… https://t.co/XALZHP1MMb
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6/5
2020
I found at least three dozen four-leaf clovers today. I haven't used any of the wishes yet. Let me know if you'd li… https://t.co/kemILDjde5(they're empty!) 💉This morning's pockets. #🚑 https://t.co/RRZ4GnK7az
6/4
2020
I have missed you very much, @LoudounLibrary. So glad to have you back in action. #📚 https://t.co/0NzuoQpMKG
6/1
2020
Sunset sheep. https://t.co/yNbVH9xb6e
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5/30
2020
Damn, Dulles. Unedited views from the office right now. https://t.co/haOR5kchcU
5/29
2020
It's Thursday, and here's a page from my favorite book, a wildflower reference guide. The dandelion is one the mo… https://t.co/E422KMZKRa
5/28
2020
Pockets, 8:09 PM. It's been a metoprolol kind of week if you know what I mean. #🚑 https://t.co/Se0KaML1p6
5/27
2020
Today's last strip of sun. Wonder where she is now. https://t.co/1DBpBdSS9sStation 6 apparatuses snug in their beds. 🚒🚑 https://t.co/kbl35OBUt1
5/26
2020
weeds. https://t.co/PuKEq5YtES
5/25
2020
“Here was a woman who did not practice the obvious” —Sarah J. Sloat, 𝘏𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘭 𝘈𝘭𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘺 https://t.co/nT0tSObIIu
Retweeted by Rianna StarheimQuiet Dulles, these days, these nights. https://t.co/lcW9nQXm1g
5/24
2020
Here's the link: https://t.co/i29T7N4rzI. https://t.co/vHHBol2pzqFriday night milkshakes for pickup. "Yeah we're in a gold truck parked out front." https://t.co/Pmm4znXOFA
5/23
2020
You can stop breaking news it's thoroughly broken now
Retweeted by Rianna StarheimFire house fire home. It was just the medic unit in the station for a while tonight. The truck, engine and ambulanc… https://t.co/pIiJYmR8fY
5/21
2020
#🚑 https://t.co/BxqzLPZWNPFor example. #🇺🇲 #🚑 #🚒 https://t.co/yaGeE5yyfJHello this will be an ongoing thread of the fire station bay music as I finish writing my EMS reports, most often i… https://t.co/pZi9aF0lRzThe knowledge that tiny seeds are sprouting and making roots under a small layer of soil while I can’t see them is… https://t.co/DZlrcpBKDS
Retweeted by Rianna StarheimAs her father lay dying, Virginia Woolf (still Virginia Stephen—she had just turned 22) wrote almost daily letters… https://t.co/27wKOOOyvY
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5/20
2020
When reality becomes too dreadful to comprehend: Amina, born 2 hrs before the attack of the Kabul maternity, was sh… https://t.co/miNBmM23RW
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5/19
2020
View from my bedroom window at the fire station, when a "rescue building collapse" is dispatched. Dispatch didn't i… https://t.co/9oLSRqeyhz
5/16
2020
https://t.co/86qj1BzOJo.@AuxocardiaJ published a couple of my short dispatches from paramedic school, about the fine line between patients… https://t.co/6MW7z0WYlT
5/15
2020
I'm alive: everything else is secondary. https://t.co/EqwFtLZY67
Retweeted by Rianna Starheim3 AM tunes. #🚒 #🚑 https://t.co/XWubdaBePt
5/14
2020
Welcome home Sam!!! https://t.co/4u7aBT89yK
Retweeted by Rianna StarheimAt the end of the second day after #Kabul's brutal attack on a maternity clinic, eight newborns - little girls and… https://t.co/gKoPfbXTfi
Retweeted by Rianna StarheimLinda Gregg https://t.co/PQXEVCsguC
Retweeted by Rianna StarheimBreakfast and poems. What a Wednesday. https://t.co/4pXQtQFUUW
5/13
2020
Afghanistan: where Iran forced symptomatic migrants over the border, where COVID tests aren't available, where ther… https://t.co/a0JNUTj3Mo
5/12
2020
gooooood morning. 🚑 "But this too is true: stories can save us." https://t.co/MDsHDEMg24Cool. Just a couple of questions about terms. By "comfortable" you mean "alive"? & by "Grandma" you mean elders, al… https://t.co/aJ6CrJeoFh
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5/8
2020
Sunset view from Dulles Airport, with the honeysuckle, some rabbits, a breeze. https://t.co/eqOPb622Gn @greggvt I feel like parking lot reading almost does Dispatches a disservice but, yes, yes to Dispatches always.
5/7
2020
Pre-shift parking lot reading. https://t.co/NfxC7ZIW2poff-shift morning light. https://t.co/ErusEgDwBU
5/6
2020
honey honey.🐝 https://t.co/DxShegNA1T
4/23
2020
"Questions Before Dark," Jeanne Lohmann ...has this day changed you? Are the corners sharper or rounded off? Did y… https://t.co/b5yq1X5d1Z
4/19
2020
Kabul sky speaks in a thousand colors #sunset https://t.co/mR6NZoZKhN
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4/18
2020
I let the luck live another day. 🍀 https://t.co/gwrjYGhmZ9
4/9
2020
@ddale8 @medicalaxioms As someone working as an infectious disease screener at Dulles, I can confirm this.Thread for perspective, as we're all wrapped up in our own crazy COVID lives. "Is there room for it?" Svati asks ab… https://t.co/KYpJ9iDA7n
4/5
2020
Hello! I wrote a true story, in as many words, for the Eastern Iowa Review. It's about not quite having the words t… https://t.co/juMxwsLZ25
4/2
2020
“It gives me air when I make a painting.” https://t.co/XiSHl9ZqikAfter a 72-hour shift, spending today resting, only. Finally exploring this beautiful book about beech trees that I… https://t.co/tAKLRwfC5RUpdates from a friend. 🧩 https://t.co/Gmd9YglJr1
3/30
2020
View from Loudoun County Fire & Rescue Station 22, where I'm on a 72-hr shift this weekend. One thing I love about… https://t.co/W7tO6XgRnj
3/28
2020
Last night EMS in New York took 6,406 medical 911 calls, the highest volume ever, surpassing 9/11/01.
Retweeted by Rianna StarheimScientific papers --> UK newspaper headlines https://t.co/RY5bJH4Ckf
Retweeted by Rianna StarheimThis is one of the most incredible pieces of strung words I've ever read. I hope it speaks to you at least 1/100 ho… https://t.co/LdZDxrBCJr
3/26
2020
@DrSaririan That’s awesome!Best mail, on a day that needed turning around. Letters from both sisters. Also one from myself, written at a… https://t.co/DNQ0Ob92a2
3/24
2020
"pain relief" https://t.co/sNij6c5RVSThis story ended w Rafih saying his 60-yr-old grandmother would die in an Iranian hospital. Today, she did. There a… https://t.co/SQJHyVZHB9
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3/23
2020
Middle East culture lessons for Westerners, continued: Sit with the quiet. Watch the world go by. Give freely, with… https://t.co/6Tt5yUcDva
3/22
2020
Deserted Dulles. https://t.co/9l5Vgj6nXC
3/21
2020
Now is a good time for words. ✉️ I'm at: P.O. Box 154 Paeonian Springs, VA 20129 https://t.co/tGqMC5Zdk0"Hopefully we can plant a tree again next year." Nowruz mubarak, Afghanistan and Iran. Sending all the health, pea… https://t.co/Lko8d0UFAq
3/20
2020
Thread: https://t.co/bfjn3cxaSJ
Retweeted by Rianna StarheimCheers to the volunteer paramedic ambulance we're putting up at Loudoun County Fire Station 22 tonight—the first al… https://t.co/hpFZcmUNX6
3/19
2020

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