I’m in pre-publication euphoria—my book is getting such great attention. I am so happy about this. Why then, did my day-in-the-material-world suck? These are a few of the energy-draining events I remember: Olfactorily, I should be fine all day long—this morning I sprayed my underarms with “natural citrus” bathroom spray. The stuff is oily, I […]
Blog: Dementia Field Notes
What a day, what a film crew, what a woman! Credit for main photo, and above: Today Show producer, Robert Powell. Yes, yesterday Maria Shriver came to visit the Sugarhood Neighborhood (as our not-so-upscale part of Sugarhouse near State Street is fondly called). There she was across from me in our back garden: the Peabody- and […]
What does the solar system on my ceiling have to do with Maria Shriver’s Brain Power series on the TODAY SHOW?
“It occurs to me that there is a considerable parallel between what happens in outer space and in the inner space of human life on earth.” (Source of main image: “Solar System of the Mind,” Saroja Srinivasin.) Last week Peter and I had an astonishingly fabulous surprise—Maria Shriver wants to interview me, Peter, and our […]
For starters, a sheepish confidence: I know that I would not be awaiting the June 13 publication of MEMORY’S LAST BREATH: FIELD NOTES ON MY DEMENTIA if it weren’t for the “serendipitous” circumstance that I was struck by microvascular disease at the same time that we as a society became aware that “more than 28 million […]
Photo credit: Peter uncovered this Kirlian image of Doña Quixote in a photo from the Boston Globe. Like many people of my acquaintance—and others I know only from their opinions in social- and other media—I have more than once theorized that Donald Trump must have a mental illness: some of his confusions about facts and […]
Despite our 60 year age gap, Ouma and Aliya see eye-to-off-kilter-eye when it comes to style. While, to outwit Doña Quixote, I am trying to simplify my style, Aliya is just getting started on hers. Actually, that’s not quite true: Aliya has been stylish ever since her newborn days—given that she was wearing a “hair” accessory […]