Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Angel Island!

20 mile bike ride, climbing Mt Livermore with Steph and Scott, now enjoying the ferry ride back to SF! What a day!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

What if?

Every Wal-mart was turned into a Public Library?

Death of a Wal-Mart, Birth of an Award-Winning Library

Courtesy of Boston Magazine
"Who says death can’t be beautiful? Okay, so maybe this Wal-Mart in McAllen, Texas, didn’t die, per se, but it did move, leaving behind an empty warehouse. Rather than let this space be a pox on the community landscape (such as Wal-Marts tend to do) or wait around for another big-box store to move in, these McAlleners transformed the space—greater than two football fields in size—into the largest single-story public library in America. Touchdown."

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Quote of the Day

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit."Albert Schweitzer

I've taken the last 3 weeks "off" from clerkships, spending time talking to attendings, mentors, friends, family about life, career, perspectives. It's been nothing short of awesome. So rarely we remember to take the time to do so, to ask the important questions, to ask those we respect and value their opinions and views. Something that hopefully you don't need time "off" to do. I thank everyone for helping rejuvenate and rekindle my spirit!