I have enjoyed preparing this series of articles relating to healthcare and medical education over the past few years. I find the research and analysis of data lying beneath many of the articles to be intellectually satisfying. People tell me that I am making a difference and encourage me to keep it up. In truth, I also found that the actual process of writing itself, and the sharing of my ideas or opinions to be personally rewarding. I am neither the first nor the last to be enthralled by the ability to self-publish – or less elegantly stated, to blog!
There have been occasions where I recognized that the subject of some of my offerings strayed from the main theme of health policy, but I could usually justify that, at least to myself. However, I increasingly feel the urge to write about things that even I cannot warp into the world of healthcare. Thus, to feed this imperative, I launched this week a second unabashed blog — hasselblogger.com There are a couple of timely things there now. Take a look from time to time and help me turn it into something interesting and useful. I will place a link to the site in the sidebar of this one to remind you.