Monthly Archives: July 2018

Harvard Review Number 52

The Harvard Review is published twice yearly, and the current one on the newsstand contains a delightful essay by the Godfather of Creative Nonfiction, Lee Gutkind, titled “Meshuggina”.  It is a thoroughly entertaining piece, featuring Pittsburghese dialect such going “dahntahn” … Continue reading

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Rush to Judgment

“I’m taking this one”, I excitedly announced to Jenna, the staff person behind the counter at Booktowne last week with July 4 looming.  It turned out to be one of several proofs that I took, pledging to read them all … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Summer, Just as It Begins

What a great piece by Pat Cunnane in the Review section of the Wall Street Journal’s Weekend edition! ILLUSTRATION: PETER ARKLE By Pat Cunnane July 5, 2018 12:15 p.m. ET “Summer’s over!” Every year, not long after Memorial Day, one … Continue reading

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Sunset Sequence

One evening’s transition over Little Silver Lake from a Van Gogh-like cloud swirl into a blood-red backlit feast for the eyes.  

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The BioPsychoSocial Model of Disease

A self-described “Gay Leftie” (in the YouTube video below) who learned something valuable that may surprise you by spending time amongst the Amish, Johann Hari has written a masterful book that is, on the surface about anxiety and depression, but is so … Continue reading

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May The 4th Be With You

Greetings on July 4 from PPB, and hope you’re having a beautiful day wherever you are!  The red, white, blue is on display full force here. It’s always cooler at the shore, but warm enough that fountain statues were watering … Continue reading

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EMC Square

In the course of reading an intriguing new book by neuro-ophthalmologist Frederick Lepore, Finding Einstein’s Brain, I learned of the clever naming of an idyllic patch of land  in 2005 by the city of Princeton, New Jersey, in honor of … Continue reading

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