Thoracic clinic today felt like the good old days. Those days on surgical oncology when Dr. Kooby would walk me through the imaging, teaching and talking about balancing risks and benefits. About when we would sit in front of the patient, show them the imaging, hold their hand, listen to their concerns, explain to them what we wanted. I only saw 6 patients in 4 hours – a pace that should make the Vascular and CRS folks crawl out of their skin. But I liked it. I liked the deliberateness. I liked the connection. I liked the being able to breathe and listen and sit and think and teach. It’s nice to find something you like – it gives you direction for the future.