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Doc's brush with mortality

Thursday, April 10, 2008 by Dave Winer.

A picture named doc.jpgA couple of evenings ago I got a call from Nicco Mele, who now lives in Boston with his lovely wife Morra Aarons, and is my partner on the Sunday Gang podcast (we're planning another this week). Nicco had just come from visiting with Doc Searls in Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA, where Doc was having a blood clot in his lung examined and treated.  Permalink to this paragraph

I spoke with Doc the next morning, to listen him tell the story and to provide whatever inspiration I could. Doc's illness, while not requiring the surgery that mine required almost six years ago, was just as serious. I didn't say anything to anyone, but now Doc is writing about it, and he's doing a great job of explaining the process.  Permalink to this paragraph

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/doc/2008/04/10/walking-vs-working/  Permalink to this paragraph

I'm glad he's getting out and moving around. He's picked a fantastic time of year to do it, spring is just starting up in the Boston area. Working can wait. Get that blood flowing Doc. I hope to take a walk with you soon. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph


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