The Sunday Best (5/21/2017)
The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated for your reading pleasure.
Congratulations to Millennial Doc for winning the autographed copy of The Doctors Guide to Eliminating Debt!
Presenting, this week’s Sunday Best:
The family behind Freedom 35 chose to FIRE last fall and travel across the country. With a toddler and a baby on the way, how do suppose they’re doing? Six Months Jobless and Homeless: Financial Update.
Internist and potential future business owner Investing Doc ponders the state of doctors shying away from ownership and towards employment, asking Is Entrepreneurship Still Possible For New Doctors?
Ten years ago, we had a real estate bubble. Some think we’re looking at a stock bubble. And anyone who has studied economics knows about the tulip bubble. I got caught up in a different bubble in my youth, and The Economist recently featured it. The baseball-card bubble.
Australian otolaryngologist Dr. Eric Levi discusses the suicide of a busy gastroenterologist and the many issues faced by physicians worldwide in a trilogy of thoughtful posts:
- Episode 1: The Dark Side of Doctoring
- Episode 2: The Dark Side Awakens
- Episode 3: Restoring Hope and Humanity to Health Care
Don’t Leave Us, Eddie.
I first heard your heavy voice as a freshman in high school. The year was 1991. You stated loudly and not so clearly, “I’m Still Alive.”
“Is something wrong?”, she said. “Of course there is.” “You’re still alive,” she said.
But your contemporaries are not. Not anymore. I’m sorry, Eddie.
You ushered in an era of music that would become the soundtrack to formative years. You remember, right? You were there. You were there with Jeremy who spoke in class today. He spoke loudly and clearly, kinda like your friend Kurt.
Your neighbor whose flame was extinguished before it had a chance to really light the world on fire. He certainly left his mark though, much like his predecessors Jim, Jimi, and Janis who also left the world decades too soon at 27.
But most of them left their mark on a different generation. They were there for my parents and my pothead uncle.
You were there for me. You were there with your buddies wearing flannel if anything. You were there with Kurt, Chris, Layne, and Scott, redefining rock for my generation.
Kurt left us long ago. Lane succumbed to the needle and the damage done. Scott met a similar fate a few years ago. Chris has chosen to join them. I can’t imagine why.
Fame. Fortune. And then Nothing.
Eddie, you’re still alive.
Please don’t leave us, Eddie
-Physician on FIRE