In my last column, we began the discussion of “hollow heroes,” and I am fairly certain each of our readers could get a visual image of someone they know and love that seemed to fit the category. They go on with life, but it is a struggle because they come from such a hollow place in the heart and mind. I think of it as “simply going through the motions of life,” rather than living it abundantly. Perhaps you thought of your own life and wondered just how hollow you really are.

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On May 21, 2015, Medical Home News submitted a series of questions to SETMA The first was: “You have an extraordinary passion for your practice, your patients, and you pursuit of excellence. Where does that passion come from?”

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Five-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician James Taylor will headline the Christus Southeast Texas Foundation 36th Annual Gala on Saturday, April 16 at the Beaumont Civic Center. Individual seats are $375, $625 and $1,250. Reservations can be made online at christushealthfoundationsetx.org or by calling (409) 899-7555.

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“Open enrollment in 2016 is off to a very good start,” Kevin Counihan, CEO, Health Insurance Marketplaces, CMS, reported during a conference call hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Dec. 9 regarding the Dec. 15 Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline in Texas.

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It’s that “most wonderful time of the year” again, and you may be searching for just the right gift for yourself or the gardeners in your life. The choices are so vast these days with Christmas catalogs galore and advertisements on all the websites. Right here in our own backyard, we have some unique places to shop for outdoor surprises and special treats for gardeners.

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