One day ago at this time, I was beginning one of my unpleasant late-night experiences at the synchrotron. I worked way past my bedtime, left at 3 a.m. this morning, and didn’t get much sleep. It could be worse, I suppose. I occasionally have to work all-nighters.

One year and one day ago at this time, I was also beginning an unpleasant late-night experience… in the emergency room. I was up way past my bedtime, finally got admitted into a hospital room after midnight, and didn’t get much sleep. That also could have been worse. I’m thankful that it wasn’t.

Suddenly, late nights at work aren’t quite as bad.

 

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