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Kellen Squire

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Dad, husband, Christian, outdoorsman, perpetually undercaffeinated ER Nurse. Common sense populist/progressive; heroes are Smarsh, Wellstone, Perriello, and Howell. A progressive in VA is anyone who believes in life after birth! Keep the Big Boys Honest! People Before Party!

A Charlottesville ER Nurse Speaks After Two Years of Decompression

by Kellen Squire Well. It's been two years since I wrote this article. It seems both like it was only yesterday, and 50 years ago...

Have Fun With the “Civil War.” I’m All In for Whoever Wins.

by Kellen Squire Listen- I know it's early. A little under six months until the Presidential primaries are underway; a full year until the Democratic...

My Failure as a Father.

by Kellen Squire I was born and raised a dumb 'ole Iowa farmboy. It seems like an era so long ago we need carbon dating to...

The Strong Women Who Built Me

by Kellen Squire Mother's Day is, perhaps, the most celebrated- but simultaneously most underappreciated- holiday in the world. Yes, brunch lines are out the door...

Democrats and the Party of “Well, ACTUALLY…”: Storytelling in the Age of Trump

by Kellen Squire A while back, I was acting as the triage nurse in the emergency department I work at. It was an incredibly busy...

The Moment I Knew I Was a Nurse

by Kellen Squire I remember the exact moment I decided to become a nurse. Hard not to remember- I was standing in the middle of a...

My Dad’s a Fox News-Watching Texan. What He Said About Pete Buttigieg Stunned Me.

by Kellen Squire It was a "boys afternoon" at home; my wife and daughter were off making the world a better place, leaving my 2-...

Meet Elizabeth Alcorn, the Dentist Leading 2019’s Blue Wave in Rural Virginia

by Kellen Squire One of the open secrets from working in nursing and emergency services is how little our profession resembles what popular culture shows...

Party Before People, Fealty Above All: Denver Riggleman and VA-05

by Kellen Squire If I'm going to tell the story of Denver Riggleman, it has to go back to the last time I sat down...

Burnout Only Happens to Other People. Not to Me.

by Kellen Squire For almost a decade now, I've been an emergency department nurse. Through the couple years I spent in Pediatric Acute Care, after...
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