One of my ER doctor colleagues sent this out yesterday and it had reminiscing about my ER Residency. Though I was not at LA County, I was also at an inner city hospital and the images and message resonate even with my current job. The doctors I work with provide me with endless inspiration. My colleague Claire spent a month last year in Syria working with Doctors Without Borders providing medical support to the besieged civilian population. Her story of sneaking across the border through a hole in a barbed wire fence is unreal. Hernando, another colleague is the head of Kaiser’s International Relief efforts and was one of the first on the scene with FEMA at the Oklahoma City bombing and at the World Trade Center on 9/11. My colleagues Manny, Brian and Jeff have all served in Iraq and Afghanistan as doctor reservists over the last several years. It would takes pages and pages to detail all the community clinics, international medical relief and other amazing work collectively the rest have done in addition to the rigorous day to day demands of our regular job. So no, this post is not much about crafting (although for me it certainly is a nice counterbalance to my job), these people inspire me every day.