Welcome to the RTWMD Blog.  This is a bit of an experiment at this point and hopefully over time this will develop into a collection of opinions, observations and life lessons.

Who I am

My most important roles are as a father and husband.  Always put family first.  Everything else will come and go, but your family will always be there.  I am married to my high school sweetheart and have three great kids.  We have three boxer dogs. Dogs are great. I like dogs more than I like most people.

Professionally I am a physician and entrepreneur. I have been a practicing physician since 2003. I cofounded a company in 2013 so technically that makes me an entrepreneur. Entrepreneur is an interesting and overused word nowadays. It seems to be a career in and of itself for a lot of people.

When it comes to free time, I enjoy music, cocktails, technology, and cooking. I certainly don’t claim to be an expert on any of those, but two or more combined together can be a lot of fun. I’ll let you decide on the combinations.

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.

Oscar Wilde

What to expect

Over the years I have collected little bits of advice from other people that I found very helpful. Some of these are quotes some of these are simply just little sayings. I hope that this blog becomes a forum for me to pass those things along to the benefit of others. Along the way I’m certain to throw in some opinions, general observations and I’m sure a good portion of useless topics.

My undergraduate degree is in engineering. I’ve never taken a journalism class in my life. My apologies to all of the grammar hounds out there. Well-meaning advice on writing and style will be appreciated.


I’m an open-minded albeit opinionated person and a big believer in humor at all times. I’m sure at some point I will write something that is offensive to someone. To that I say…take it for what it is, get over it, move on. Society needs to lighten up a bit.