Congratulations to a fellow surgeon-blogger
Dr. Bard-Parker also makes this observation:
Despite the great pleasure I derive from this endeavor there have been times that I have considered hanging it up. It is conventional wisdom that if you keep blogging for a year then the chances of it sticking around are higher. But I have found this past year to be more of a struggle some times. But just when I'm ready to quit, I find something that catches my eye.
Time will tell. I also sincerely hope that Dr. Bard-Parker resists the urge to hang up his blogging keyboard.
In the meantime, to all my fellow Americans, have a great 4th of July weekend. Given that my wife is out of town visiting family and friends, I'll probably have a lot of lonely free time to use to get some grunt work done for my job (monthly report, yearly report, preparation for my yearly evaluation, and some of the paperwork necessary for me to go up for promotion to Associate Professor this year), some serious yardwork, and to fill up next week's blogging bill. (And, no, I'm not going to tell you now what the topics will be; you'll just have to check back every day to find out.) I'll also be using some of that time to try to plow through at least a few of the 11 episodes of the new Doctor Who that my mother has kindly sent to me, after having been so generous as to tape them for me. (Living in Detroit, she has the advantage of being able to receive CBC from Windsor. Of course, she's a fan too; so she didn't mind taping all those episodes.)