David, Darn I know what your saying is very important and I do understand the concept but what I would not give to Skype with you for awhile for a demo and futher discussion. I loved the graphic vocation and avocation. Did you do that for me as it hits the nail on the head as I am a CRNA (anesthetist) by vocation....
I'm not set up for Skype. Never tried it, don't know how to use it. But what I would suggest is that you check out the nearest college and see if you can take an evening course in music theory. There's so much they can teach you that I can't include in posts like these, and it's their "vocation." This is just my "avocation."
I have used that ASCII art sig for many years, since (for instance) the days when all e-mail readers displayed incoming mail in monospaced fonts, so you could actually count on the elements to line up correctly. Not so here, unless you use the "code" command, which I did.
I did not know you were a nurse anesthetist. If you click my name and look at my user page, you will see that I am an anesthesiologist. You might be the only one here who got the joke. The concept originated many years ago (pre-internet) when I was out in a local park playing for my morris dancers and I recognized someone in the crowd of spectators as another doctor from my hospital. So while I was playing, I turned my concertina sideways and started playing up and down like a ventilator bellows. It got a good chuckle out of him. Now many of the anesthesia machines we use are piston driven and don't even have bellows. The joke may soon go the way of Barnert's First Law of Anesthesia:
1) The ideal anesthetist has three hands and one foot: a hand on the bag, a hand on the mask, a hand doing everything else, and a foot to raise the table when the surgeon asks... Many of my colleagues and all of my students and residents have never seen a pedal-operated table. It's all push-button electric now.
And, just for you, since we're getting wa-a-ay off topic now, the rest of Barnert's laws of anesthesia:
2) It is never in the patient's best interest to have more than two members of the anesthesia department in the room at any time (unless one is diluting dantrolene). And, of course, we all know folks who count as three all by themselves.
3) A little pain never hurt anybody (sometimes the wisest thing to do is not try to treat everything).
4) If you can talk, you can breathe (the answer to "I can't breathe").
5) VIP treatment is the kiss of death. (The bum off the street gets the best anesthetic I know how to give. If I do something different for the chairman of the board, it's something different from the best anesthetic I know how to give, and I'm liable to leave something out or confuse those around me because the routine is broken.