Time for me to take a back seat on this forum for a while. Nothing permanent. Kinda reflected on UT's post on the Jet's One Week Ban thread and unfortunately I'm in agreement. When we all started posting on this forum (Mil, me, UT, Noy et al) the focus was different, and the feeling was different. Clinical/business/technical threads abounded....I love to teach and write, so it was a perfect fit for me...pre meds, med students, residents, CRNAs, SRNAs, AAs, guys in practice, etc interacted ALOT, exchanging relevant information about the practice of anesthesia...comraderie was built by this interaction along with many threads that made me laugh, personal life/hobby threads, Mil's motorcycle, Noys snowboarding antics, music, alcohol, etc. It was fun to sit down at the computer and talk with my motivated colleagues. I'm not having fun anymore. Somehow the focus of this forum has changed into more of a political soapbox. I'm not a politically motivated dude. I know the CRNA/MD thing is important to many of you, but that issue in itself has worn me out. Posters on both sides have negatively influenced the once-information-ridden forum of ours. For the record, EVERY institution I've worked at, even during my residency days, I enjoyed a cordial relationship with CRNAs. I think there are political beefs between the ASA and the AANA that need to be continually addressed. But what my young colleagues don't realize here is that in the "real world", where we are out here making a living, its different. Teamwork. Social interaction. The same feelings were present when I emerged from residency in 1996. I've yet to feel threatened. I'll leave it at that. My account has been put on hold twice. The first was after a heated interaction with a troll. The second (recent) one was for (I think) light-heartedly posting a few lines out of a Dr Dre song. Yep, I've got a little Eddy Murphy in my writing style. Mil called it "colorful"...I like that. Colorful. I'm not in the mood to change my writing style....actually I never received any hatemail in my PM box from readers, nor did I feel I was offending anyone. So for now I'll save the SDN hierarchy (Kimberli Cox, Dr Mom) some trouble and sit in the back row for a while. I hope the forum in the future makes a turn to what it once was....an entertaining exchange of information relevant to the practice of anesthesia, along with all the threads/posts that made me laugh. I'll pop in from time to time...and to Chi, Norm, and Mike, you guys are the pillars of what an anesthesiologist is. Look up anesthesia in Websters Dictionary and you'll see the three of them pictured there. I've got your numbers/emails and I'll keep in touch with you. Carry on.