http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2011 on the hill with a green light from the plane. A green light in his hand means nobody has died in Birmingham of trauma. Please correct me on that if I am wrong. I left the airport and took a cab to a non-descript motel that I hardly remember. I do remember waking up and having no coffee in my room, and having to shower and don my scrubs and walk down a hill to the Heart House where Dr. Navin Nanda held court for ten hours a day. I live for coffee. I remember Sally Moose RDCS. She always gave me a cup of joe for the sojourn into medical education. We began abruptly. Here is patient number one. She has a systolic murmur. We would watch as a sonographer would perform a echocardiogram on a patient using an Aloka or Toshiba color flow machine. The doctor would walk in and perform a flawless PW and CW calculation using the continuity equation. This was new technology to me. I was mesmerized. I was amazed at how he would work from one room to another, flowing like an amoeba to see patients. So fluid, so patient-friendly. At the end of the day Dr. Nanda would host a one hour lecture on what he had found in his tireless effort to take care of cardiac patients. The ebb and flow of the gurneys was like a procession in a Catholic church during Easter. The people in the background were in perfect synchrony with the work in the lab. I remember getting antsy one night from so much learning. I called a cab, and asked him to me take to a place where I could buy some beer. He took to me to a club that had a band that did Beatles stuff.. It was wonderful. In all I had a great experience in Birmingham. I went out once with a student and we had a great steak dinner. Folk's remember this was in the early 80's. Steaks were great then. The people of Birmingham were great, unlike the unrest of earlier years. I met a lady that I almost married in birmingham. I am happily married to my part American Indian wife. Dr Navin Nanda has retired as of one year ago. I know this because one of his students told me. I hope you are well sir. I hope you read my BLOG. Thanks for imparting your knowledge to me sir. Part Seven will "Soon Come" as the Jamaicans say. Peace.