The headaches cometh

Brutal migraine last night, only my second ever. Hit me around 1am. 

Woke Sunny and took the F.A.S.T. test and passed, so not a stroke. 

Currently hiding in a dark room.


Dodging temptation 

Almost went to Stan’s Donuts for a breakfast of blueberry fritters and coffee.


Having the chilled Swiss oats with fruit and an iced tea at Corner Bakery instead.

I’m saving my calories for dinner. I need to try a Chicago dog. It is a moral imperative.

Stunning Chicago 

Downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan share the horizon in this picture taken from the 10th floor of the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Care and Discovery.

The facility is a breathtaking testament to all that is good in America’s health care system, and a poignant reminder that in our effort to ensure care for all, we must take care not to toss out the baby with the bath water.

My buddy James gave me a thought-provoking tour. I’ve visited a host of medical centers, and what is remarkable about UChicago is that it offers all of the advantages of a massive healthcare city like Texas, Mass Gen, or UCLA, but none of the disadvantages that come with hugeness.

I dread the prospect of finding myself hospitalized, but I think I would be less concerned if I was in a place like this.

Especially on a beautiful Autumn day.