Opening Wide: Life Lessons Learned (and Taught) in the Unlikeliest of Places.

Mark Olmsted
4 min readMar 28, 2018

Seeing so many different students at the dental school where I receive my care over the past 7 years, I have developed a knack for establishing an instant rapport with these bright-eyed and bushy-tailed grad students, all of whom are required to take my medical history as part of our first meeting. When they see my own ease about being a “Last Man Standing”…

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Mark Olmsted

Author, "Ink from the Pen: A Prison Memoir" about my time behind bars. See GQ dot com “Curious Cons of the Man Who Wouldn’t Die” for story of how I got there.