The Middle East is exploding – maybe to long-term good, at least in the countries with more peaceful revolutions. Vocalizing freedom, enacting change, moving toward a more internally-designed governing system. Hopefully. Then there’s Libya… it’s still hard to have personal, visceral reactions to things when announced in numbers and not names. If one of them was my patient. If one of my patients had family there.
But as much as I – when I remember – try to remain engaged with the world in, at least, a passive way, I have no idea what’s going on.
How do I know that California (one part of the country not ever really in winter?) is expecting snow tomorrow, for the first time in 30ish years? Patients. Same way I knew it was going to be in the 60s last weekend – a patient was preparing for a trip to New York.