Ambulance Today – Winter Edition

The Winter Edition has hit the shelves, its live now in Ambulance Today. Click on the link below to download and read the magazine and my article on page 33, where I discuss the challenges facing emergency medicine educators in The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – ‘From the Africa Desk’ by the Africa Editor, Michael Emmerich.

Ambulance Today – Winter Edition 2017

Besides the above article the magazine is littered with so many other good reads – from Infection Control to Technology in Medicine, Spinal Care and Identifying the Right Care for Older Patients.

To all the followers of this page, if you want to see an article written about any specific aspect of Emergency Care on the African continent, or get me to interview a key role player, drop me a mail. Equally, if you have any news items you would like us to run either in our magazine or on our daily-updated global ambulance news website please make contact.

To my fellow passionate EMS friends across the world, I trust you are enjoying the start of this journey, as we continue to explore this fascinating continent. Till then be safe out there and stay passionate, and for those who are privileged enough to spend time with their families over this holiday period – Enjoy!

Onward & Upward

This poem goes out to my buddy and dear friend, Victor  …thinking of you dude 🙂

the struggle against adversity

brings forth changes

dragging one

up or down

push upward

reaching for

higher levels of functioning

which did not previously exist

building resilience

absorbing damage

but not failing

bouncing back

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Allure of the Curve

where the neck meets the shoulder

the head slowly turns


mysterious shadows and hollows

the extension of her leg

as she reaches

rising, pushing

grasping, holding

the swell of her breasts

as she slowly inhales

and then

oh, so exquisitely


the allure of the thigh

disappearing upwards


that mons

aahhh the beauty

of it all ….

with those dangerous

alluring curves

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Rains in Africa

First massive thunderstorm to hit our region in the Southern DRC … made me think of this song. Toto – Africa

I managed to take some photos of the rain, muddy water and gorgeous colours; a pity I could not capture the rolling thunder and loud cracks of lightening across the sky. The storm was right overhead so our lightening siren went off, as many people are killed in this region by lightening strikes. The water was ankle deep in places from the flash storm, and trees were blown over. Thankfully my tent stood solid and is dry inside – tent picture is take from some time back, not from today 🙂


Classic Rock – Radio Show

Take a trip down memory lane no matter how young or old you are, if you like Metallica, Linkin Park, Ingwe Malmsteen, Apocalyptica, INXS, Pat Benatar, AC/DC, 10cc, Tom Jones and Kermit (and a few more… ) Then this is for you, Especially for you … yes you …  🙂

A fun rollicking good show with some excellent classic rock tracks IMO

I hope you all enjoy this podcast, would love to hear your comments and input 🙂  enjoy the tunes. If you want me to post the detailed playlist for the show please let me know.

In Whose Name

it’s all gods will

I was made to do it

evil deeds as a “good man”

the hypocrisy of it all

god is good

as long as it’s my god

on whose side is god

the victor or the vanquished

the entitled or the underdog

whose god is on your side?

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Passionate Collisions

creeping relentlessly onward

with its hunger

yet to be sated

only tamed by the belief

of that seductive attraction

pulling opposites into orbit

closer and closer

until two worlds collide

exploding in a frenzy of passion

© 2017 michael d emmerich

In Memory of the Fallen Soldier

Anthem for Doomed Youth

What passing bells for those who die as cattle?
 Only the monstrous anger of the guns,
 Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle
 Can patter out their hasty orisons,
 No mockeries for them from prayers and bells,
 Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs, –
 The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
 And bugles calling for them from sad shires.

 What candles may be held to speed them all?
 Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
 Shall shine the holy glimmers of good-byes,
 The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;
 Their flowers the tenderness of silent minds,
 And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.

Wilfred Owen

How can one read that poem and not have a tear or two in ones eye or a lump in one throat. In memory of the fallen soldier and the many young men forced to fight old men’s battles, I am posting a few of the poems I have written about war and the price that youth have to pay for the greed of others.

A day (life) of Remembrance

Please visit my Facebook page where I am posting a few more of the poems I have written over the years on war its burden and cost.

Facebook – Michael.D.Emmerich – Writer

Rise of Grunge – Radio Show

If Grunge is your thing you will love this show – the emergence of Grunge/Indie Rock – The Seattle Sound. My take on the rise and growth of Grunge and the social sub-culture, with it angst filled lyrics  and challenging the society of the day.

I hope you all enjoy this podcast, would love to hear your comments and input 🙂  enjoy the tunes. If you want me to post the detailed playlist for the show please let me know.