Monthly Archives: March 2016

WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR

In January, Paul Kalanithi’s book, When Breath Becomes Air, was published posthumously. There are many favorable reviews of this chronicle (here’s one from the New York Times) of his illness and impending death, but that isn’t what I want to … Continue reading

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COOL CATS

I don’t know when the word cats came to apply to jazz musicians. I’m not even sure it’s still in use. Current terminology or not, last week I spent several hours with two of the coolest cats around—Jimmy Cobb and … Continue reading

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LIONS, SAFARIS AND LIFE CYCLES

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  If you want to understand the human life cycles, I suggest going on safari in Africa.  It’s all there:  baby animals following their parents; teenage males trying to be scary; adult male lions in the prime of life (and … Continue reading

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A TALE OF TWO KITTIES and more…

    Kitties always attract a big audience, so here’s my story. After Catman Scruthers’ untimely death, home wasn’t the same, so this week we adopted a rescue cat from Mary’s Kitty Korner in Granby, Connecticut. His photo is on … Continue reading

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