i am grateful for the opportunity to work in a hospital because it grounds me everyday. there is so much meaning to life and it is not to be found in the complaints of sports fans or mega-rich athletes. i do enjoy sports very much as an escape but i know there are too many dereks in the world that go through too much suffering. they have infinitely greater strength than the greatest of these athletes ever could imagine. and let us not forget that wonderful mother. rest in peace, derek and great post SS.