Spent a long morning in the emergency room with the spouse. Actually the very same room and curtained space I was in spring 2009. Then sit around waiting on surgery outcomes. Once the one you are with has gone off to surgery, the hospital turns out a nice place to read. Comfortable chairs and moderately quiet. I made it most of the way through Slocum's Sailing Alone Around the World (there on the list). The book is just what it says, the memoir of a fellow who sailed alone around the world in 1895 in a wooden sailboat he built himself. It is surprisingly interesting given that much of it is abot sailing in this or that wind with waves of this other sort, most of which I am unsure about -- my experience sailing is pretty limited. An absorbing book, and the author comes off well. The hospital was remodeled recently (still in process actually), to good effect. The interior spaces are far nicer than when I first went there. An odd thing about hospitals in Zion is that the staff is, aside from the physical therapists, even heavier than the general population. Land of the large. I wonder why that is.