Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Iron Man

Permit me to contrast my day today and my father's.  At 230am this morning, my 73 year old father received a phone call that a patient of his needed his medical care.  He dressed and went to the hospital to treat her and remained at NYU hospital until 830pm tonight.  That's a 18 hour day.  That's my Iron Man.  

Contrast that with my day.  I woke up at 630am and walked my son to school at 745am.  I made a couple of phone calls to co-authors and worked a bit on a paper.  I had lunch with my colleagues and took it easy in the afternoon. I believe that I worked 3 hours today.   I'm now listening to Soundgarden and typing this nonsense.  Is America growing stronger or weaker?  What are we maximizing?