Monday, February 6, 2012

Starting a Blog

My daughter does it. ( My friends do it. I tried to start one on my hobby, cooking, but somehow it just never got going. Suddenly it hit me--since vocal complaining about the health-care system doesn't seem to accomplish anything, perhaps writing about my patients struggling to care for themselves and their families in a system nearly incomprehensible to anyone outside of it will at least ease some of the angst. Yes indeed, maybe there is a blog in all this just waiting to come out.

As if my life isn't busy enough. But learning a new skill isn't usually easy, isn't always fun but usually worth the effort. To quote Osler, “The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head. Often the best part of your work will have nothing to do with potions and powders, but with the exercise of an influence of the strong upon the weak, of the righteous upon the wicked, of the wise upon the foolish.”

So with not a little bit of trepidation, let's see where this pathway takes me.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea, I am interested to see what you write! I think this could be very insightful! YAY!