Here is a link to my interview with Deborah Kan on “being patient.” The show was podcast live. The link takes you to a transcription. The transcription page has the video link in it–just scroll down on “being patient’s” website.
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Featured image: Miracle granted to Puglisi Giovanni, 1980. “Medical Miracles: Medical Imagery in Ex-Votos.” U.S. National Library of Medicine. (An ex-voto is a religious offering given in order to fulfill a vow.) “At 76, I am old enough to die.” So says Barbara Ehrenreich, author and political activist—who describes herself as “a myth buster by […]
Featured image: Atomic and Uranic Melancholic Idyll, Salvador Dalí (1945). Last week Monday, July 2, 2018, a giant saucer-shaped UFO, large enough to eclipse the waning gibbous moon over the Salt Lake Valley, entered Earth orbit and deployed a saucer-shaped “destroyer” module that settled over Wilmington Flats, obscuring even the little paradise of Hidden Hollow. As […]
Over Memorial Day weekend, a temporary crown I’ve had for six weeks on my top right tooth, right at the end of my smile, gave way during an ill-considered overly-thorough flossing. I forgot to not floss up and down next to the crown. My regrettable zeal came just a week too soon–the cap supposed to […]
My dearest Peter, Last year for my birthday, you wrote me a letter that includes this quote from The Velveteen Rabbit: “It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who […]
The main pictures shows the cover of MEMORY’S LAST BREATH: FIELD NOTES ON MY DEMENTIA in its Chinese edition. As if that were not exciting enough, I got a Facebook message from a Taiwanese reader, Erin Wu: “Dear Mrs Saunders, I am Erin Wu from Taiwan. Just read the chinese translation of your great book– […]