Monthly Archives: November 2016

Diversifying the Spiritual Portfolio

“Keep your eyes lifted and your head turning“.  A simple yet key phrase in the advice given by the brilliant sociobiologist, Edward O. Wilson to young scientists, but good advice to us all.  “Ideas emerge when a part of the … Continue reading

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The Long Silence of Danny Saunders

Can’t place the title of the book?  It makes for a great trivia question.  What famous book with the title “The Long Silence of Danny Saunders” on its original manuscript, sold well over 3 million copies?  A further clue: the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving in the New World was celebrated in 1621, nearly a year after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1789, George Washington became the first of many US presidents to formally proclaim a … Continue reading

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The Miller Can Still Tell His Tale

We skipped the light fandango Turned cartwheels ‘cross the floor I was feeling kinda seasick But the crowd called out for more The room was humming harder As the ceiling flew away When we called out for another drink The … Continue reading

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Splendor in the Grass

Stephen Jay Gould, world-renowned paleontologist, died at the age of sixty on May 20, 2002, the day I turned fifty.  I never met the man, and have no idea what we might have had in common other than what can … Continue reading

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Sacks Redux

And while we’re on the subject of Oliver Sacks … my desk still houses an artsy book from 2009 titled “The City Out My Window: 63 Views On New York“, featuring Oliver’s vignette on the view of New York through … Continue reading

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Oliver Sacks: The Last Interview

Melville House has a wonderful series of slim paperbacks titled “The Last Interview” with a cross section of public figures who are no longer with us.  They are transcriptions of the last recorded interview with the individual, as well as … Continue reading

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