“All About Books.”

This Thursday, June 2, I’ll be on NET Radio’s All About Books talking about what makes One Book One Lincoln selection Being Mortal by Atul Gawande so great. Such as bits like this bit, talking about the author’s father: One of his proudest days was July 4, 1976, the country’s bicentennial, when he was made an American citizen […]

Oliver Sacks on Dying.

I’m a little late to this party, but if you haven’t yet read Oliver Sacks’ piece in the NYT, you should. Upon learning he has terminal cancer: I feel a sudden clear focus and perspective. There is no time for anything inessential. I must focus on myself, my work and my friends. I shall no […]