Explore this issue:October 2018
Having now lived in the Midwest for the past two years after a lifetime on the coasts, I have found a few things that have taken me by surprise. One, the land is not all flat. Two, I have yet to see a tornado. And three, there are great restaurants that serve more than just BBQ.
But perhaps my most pleasant surprise is witnessing the generosity of spirit and charitable giving that imbues my home community. Just about every physician I have met has been on a medical mission, and our campus recently announced a “Winter Holidays in October” event, during which volunteers from the medical center will be working on the yards and homes of surrounding elderly neighbors to get their homes ready for the winter.