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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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OLIVER SACKS

Oliver Sacks, M.D. died yesterday, Sunday August 30, 2015. I have written here:  March 16, 2015 about Dr. Sacks’ resolve when he learned he was terminally ill but I was still shocked at his passing. I wondered if he expected to … Continue reading

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What’s So Funny?

“Talk Dirty to Me,” the sign read. I burst out laughing, alone in my car as I drove past the new town business—a cleaning service. Later that afternoon, I came across a letter in the local paper complaining about the … Continue reading

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