Monday, January 3, 2011


Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.~ Lin Yutan

In medicine, we call it triage, the process of prioritizing patients according to the severity of their condition. Around New Year's, we use the term "resolutions." For me, it comes down to rotations beginning tomorrow and the painful recognition that, once again, time is going to be a precious commodity. I had hoped Pink Hats would have been done by Christmas. Fat chance. Well, I had good intentions, anyway.

So, now, seeing as how my days are going to be taken up by working with patients 40 miles and an hour's drive away, I think it's probably reasonable to say Pink Hats entries are going to more likely appear on the weekends. In between, I'll try to focus more on what it's like, doing a clinical rotation, show you some photos of the countryside, and get back to life in general. At least that's a workable plan. Like all the best laid ones of mice and men, things frequently go awry, and if they do and it's fourth down, we'll punt.

Unless we're close enough to run the ball into the end zone, in which case, who knows how things will turn out?!

(Creative Commons image entitled "Triage" by lamont_cranston via Flikr)
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