March 9, 2014

Miles O'Brien

Miles O'Brien told the interesting and sad story of losing part of his arm to compartment syndrome on the NewsHour recently. I have long admired his work and I will probably follow it with even more interest now (he's already taught me to use more care in putting on the splints I wear so that I avoid injury). Our experience and skills are miles apart, but I was moved at this point in the interview when my wife compared my attitude to his. "That's you," she said.

MILES O’BRIEN: Well, you know, it’s interesting.

You got to — it’s a little bit about, like, focus. You have a choice in life, wherever you are in life, to kind of — you know, I love what Winston Churchill said. You know, if you’re going through hell, just keep going.