“Not always this laid back”
Thank you for asking. I am asked this question so often. This phase may just be a salutation, but I have learned many have a curiosity about my various endeavors. A blog seemed like the best way to answer this question on a regular basis. In addition, this blog provides a means for me to keep track in an organized fashion of what I am up to.
The purpose is to record and relate what I am up to these days. The information will be in one place for recording memoirs and historical events. It will be a place to document the present and consider the future.
I expect to regularly make entries concerning various categories: physician/surgeon; medical research and development; the golf adventures and Life. You may see a recent post or follow the topic that might interest you.
Let me know what you think as this blog will becomes my “Lectronic Legacy” in what ever time remains.
“30 years at the bedside” circa 1980
In the course of my practice I was one of the pioneers in arthroscopic surgery. This resulted in hundreds of surgeon visitors, such that Ingham Medical Center in Lansing created the first operating room dedicated to arthroscopic surgery including a glass wall for visitors to comfortably observe surgery.
Arthroscopic Suite Ingham Medical Center
First and foremost I am a physician/surgeon. No matter a physician’s special interest, the medical license says physician/surgeon. In the course of my medical practice, medicine became very specialized, me included. I went from medical doctor, to board certified orthopedic surgeon to arthroscopic surgeon. My business card indicated such. I did not go so far as to do only left knees and right elbows. When I saw this unfolding, I changed my business card my roots, a “new” specialty called Physician/Surgeon.
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Official Patent Document
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My friend and partner on the PGA Tour; Howard Twitty
I started golf at age 11 a Burroughs Farms, a family recreational area for employees of Burroughs Adding Machine Company. This facility is now called Oak Pointe, west of Brighton, MI. I played on Royal Oak High School team which won the Michigan State High School Championship in 1951 (not a misprint on year). My last year at Michigan State and sfter I was admitted to medical school, I played #3 man on Michigan State College (at that time) golf team. My best competitive score was two under 70 against Notre Dame. I have enjoyed 3 holes in one, the longest being 265 yards in 1955. I played a few local country club invitationals over the years, winning once at the Lansing Country club with Otto Schubel.
Long hiatus in golf due to medical school and practice, but in 2002, I slipped on the ice after a Michigan State basketball game and dislocated my shoulder. This resulted in rotator cuff repair and exploring one handed putting. This led to interest in putting and putter design. This led to meeting Howard Twitty, former PGA tour player and the rest is history and daily documentation of new events now reflected in this blog’s “What are you up to in Golf”
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These are musings about Life and life. Notice the capital letter on the first Life. The reason is that it is a synonym or code name for the person of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He called himself the Way, The Truth and the Life. Over the years I have lived an imperfect life (not capitalized) which is one of the qualifications for becoming and remaining a Christian. There is a fun scripture that rhetorically says, “Does a well man need a doctor?” Only those with faults need apply.
I have written a number of manuscripts about Life and life. One such many people Christian or not have appreciated is my insight to what goes on in the operating room which resulted in a prayer for those undergoing surgery. (use the form to the right to sign up and get this free)
I have written a short manuscript on “A Physician Looks at Scriptural Healing”. Being a medical doctor and a Christian it was of interest to me, what the Bible recorded about healing. So it was important to me to make this study in light of my clinical experiences. I want the proceeds from this to go directly to Fresh Wind Christian Community in Benzie County, MI.
This section will have many other reflections on Life and life as we go along.
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A BLOG seemed the best and most efficient means of answering the FAQs on a regular basis. It might be said that I wear multiple hats or have many interests. Discovery in medicine will always be the main topic. However there are other categories; Golf Adventures, Inventions, and some Christian writings. Hopefully the BLOG will be a format to tell what I am up to in each of these main endeavors. It seems almost daily there are interesting events; at least to me. Perhaps the events may be of interest to others.
I want to make it clear, I am not retired. Retirement it is bad for one’s health. I concluded my clinical practice in 1995, but work regularly in these various endeavors. I do not see anywhere in the Bible where retirement is to be desired or realized. I have told my daughters that I will not be speaking at my retirement party.
From time to time I will answer publicly herein those questions that recently surfaced and may be of general interest. I will not be recording what I had on my hot dog at a ball game, let alone focus on mundane events.
I trust I will accomplish the intended goal of answering “What am I up to?”
4/24/2017: The new formula for wealth creating in America is based upon hearsay and sexual harassment. One party says it happened, the accused says it did not. The accused has choice to pay off or defend. Either way the accused will be the loser in time, money and reputation even in the absence of evidence. The amount of the accuser’s payout is not directly related to proof of the crime or the magnitude thereof, but to the wealth and perhaps more importantly, the prominence of the accused.
Support for this wealth creation formula is the unlikely existence of a poor person (man) being accused of sexual harassment?
Evidence of sexual harassment is rare and therefore apparently not legally necessary for the news media conviction. With evidence the scenario is much different; the accuser has a legitimate case.
4/23/17: Spartan woman shoots 63 in BIG championship after recently putting grooved grip on putter.
Sarah Burnham’s 63 broke the Big Ten and Michigan State school low score in route.
She was using the Difference Makar 44 ounce grip shown here:
Grooved Putter Grips
3/26/2017: JJ Henry shoots 63 final day at Puerto Rico and finished 8th a 16 under. His 1.6 putts per green hit in regulation ranked him at 6th.
He has used groove putter grip for past 4 weeks with great success. His earnings for the year prior to putting grip on at Riviera were $41,187.52. He has earned $248,000 in past month since putting the grooved grip on his putter.
This is worthy of time to read.
3/23/2017: Tom Lehman wins at Tucson with 20 under par with grooved grip on his putter. His putting statistics for the three rounds were; 1.733, 1.538 and 1.581 putts per green hit in regulation. He finished 3rd in putting for the tournament. Tom said to me, “You probably know this, but a golfer aims better with this grip on the putter.”
Yes, I answered.
1/19/2017: Listening to the Democratic talking points it is clear that they are in need of going through the concussion protocol common in football. Thereafter they may come to their senses and realize their talking points are not on point.
1/10/2017: Web site construction and or revision will be more expensive than you expected whether you have a company or do it yourself. It will take much longer than expected. It will cost you more than anticipated.
I have gone through 4 companies seeking an update. I paid several thousands of dollars just to learn that some did not do what they say.
So: If they say they can get right to your project that means you pay and they get right to cashing the check. The job may take 6-8 months to finish. Why? Because the take on more work than they can do now, so they remain busy.
If the company says the cannot start for 2 months that may be a worse delay. But maybe they are honest in predicting assigning your work to India.
If you go to a boiler plate type of company where they fill in your customizations to their form. How, it still will be a boiler plate with limitations.
The web site company will outsource your job to foreign language speaking programers which slows the process while you learn to understand the new language.
Advice: Spend more time in comparison shopping and getting assurances in writing with financial penalty for failure of on time delivery. This time spent will save time waiting for your product. Accept that you will pay penalty of learning experience. Education is not free.
Something Positive: Choose a company that uses Word Press. This gives you more choices thereafter. Certainly do not choose company that has proprietary site as you will locked in thereafter to them.
Finally: I like what I got after 18 months, 4 different tries and much money.