Poem: The Vernal Equinox Arrived March 20, 2014. NRCME Compliance Day is May 21, 2014.

What’s the relationship?  Nothing.  Although it doesn’t feel like it here in New York City, especially after the deluge we had yesterday on the last day of April, I just thought I’d remind readers of some “brighter” things to come, like real Spring-like weather, and of course the compliance date for seeing a medical examiner listed in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME), May 21, 2014.  Also, it seems that some of the readers and followers of this blog are non-medical or not in the trucking business at all.  That is a pleasant surprise, given the rather dry but what is to most of us here, immensely interesting nature of the topics.  To welcome them, I will begin this month with a poem I wrote on my morning commute.  I will make it a point in the future to discuss other items of interest, while always refraining from deviating too much from our focus.  If anything, it will give me something to put in the “uncategorized” section of this blog.  So welcome again.  Despite the weather, Spring has been here for a while now, and compliance date May 21, 2014 will soon be here as well.  Are you ready for Spring?  Is your  DOT medical examiner certified?

Green Dancing Polka Dots

The morning fog hung gray white

A transparent veil over the Grand Central Parkway

Sprinkled at the hem, amidst the tree tops were distorted beaded green polka dots.

A remnant of yesterday’s relentless orgy of rain and inundation

Prosaic, unlike the pleasant measured dribbling of Spring.


At some point It unraveled, exposing a carpet of fresh uncut wet green grass

With dark brown patches of dirt that gave rise to naked silhouetted tree trunks.

Revealing once again those dancing green polka dots

On a freshly painted unfinished canvas of Spring…


This dreamy dreary morning commute, written by, Randolph Rosarion May 1, 2014

For more information on the Vernal Equinox see Old Farmer’s Almanac link.  For more information on DOT physicals follow this blog and other links on the homepage.  Thank you and happy Spring.