I’m in Baltimore today speaking at the American Visionary Art Museum. Clay Shirky is speaking first and I’m following him. It should be great.

I left Baltimore for NYC in 2007 after finishing up my residency at Hopkins. The Visionary was one of my favorite parts of Baltimore, and I’ll probably even say that it’s my favorite museum in the US.

Life is so fascinating sometimes. Five years ago I was just one of the 16,000 graduating residents that year. And today, I’m back in Baltimore speaking at my favorite museum in the country. If you would have told me that this would happen five years ago, I would have called you a blatant liar. I was just some resident. How would a doctor find his way to speaking at an art museum and being on faculty of the School of Visual Arts in NYC? Good question. I’m a lucky man.