I thought I would write a quick note as its been one year since Marty and I had our experience in Palestine. What a great experience there for both of us and I hope we helped the Palestinians and our friends there are well. I reread our blogs and really not too bad for amateurs and relived parts, and I would like to go back to both Palestine and Malawi. (see my Malawi blog) I am in Eau Claire where I now do work as a vascular and general surgeon for a great group called Evergreen Surgical at Sacred Heart very reminisenct of Binder, Alden, Mattingly, and Asplund before SA changed. I learned it is very hard to get surgery out of my system and truly retire because I have spent so much of my life getting as good as I can possibly be at it and I truly enjoy it. I also learned it is so deeply ingrained in me I can be away from surgery for a year and do a 2 1/2 hour fem to peroneal bypass with vein that looks perfect and will last. In any event I doubt we have any readers left. If I make it back to Palestine or Malawi I will put out a notice and start up my blog again. In the meantime hope all is well.