I enjoyed the dialogue. Thank you for it.
"I won't be surprised to learn that someday you transition from hands-on healthcare provider to commentator, policy-maker or journalist, possibly within the same medical discipline."
You are very kind, but I'm afraid that is not likely to happen. Of the two of us, Marcus is the writer and I'm the visual artist. Take me out of my areas of knowledge and I can barely string words together into a coherent sentence. I can no more envision moving away from hands-on health care than I can conceive of life without smoking. I went into the profession and love it for many reasons. One of them is that it give me unending opportunities to be a badass. I'll happily risk my health, but I'm not about to risk loosing my badass factor.