I was a little surprised my blog still “remembered” me. Usually after such a long absence, it punishes me by requiring me to re-enter my password, which in turn usually means resetting my password.
I enjoy sharing a few thoughts with y’all, am pained when a friend asks “When ya’ gonna post something new to your blog, slacker?” I come in each morning with a list of things to do. The day usually slips into evening before my list is done, and here we are in the middle of February with a holiday greeting, stale and thawed, still before you. Tsk tsk.
It’s been a busy few months, a crazy busy 2009, and I know it’s not just me. I’m spending a lot of my time working with some great people in the clinical enterprise and out in the community clinics. My work with them started in earnest after Ike, as the clinics geared up early to carry the ball for a recovering campus, and it’s never really let up. It’s a fluid situation, and that makes its critical to plug in and communicate. It’s a new arena for me, I’m enjoying it and I’m happy to have the opportunity to do it.
The KSA report, the community, UT System, the local paper, friends and foes in Austin and elsewhere, Texas politics, the economy… I’m glad I’ve been busy in at least one sense: it’s kept me in large part focused on things I can actually impact, enhance, fix, address, improve.
If you need to catch up, there’s a page that rolls up many of UTMB’s major topics into one handy package: http://www.utmb.edu/info.broadcast/
It includes the KSA report, System statements, info on the upcoming opportunity to provide comments, our legislative request, summaries of the storm damage, highlights of all the great things we still do, and much more.
Happy Valentine’s Day. Happy President’s Day. Happy Mardi Gras.
Laissez les bon temps rouler!