The Light is Everything

“Still, what I want in my life is to be willing to be dazzled— to cast aside the weight of facts and maybe even to float a little above this difficult world. I want to believe I am looking into the white fire of a great mystery. I want to believe that the imperfections are […]

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I’m Still Here: My Year in Review

Six years ago today, I started this blog. So, first of all, thank you, dear readers and friends, for visiting, emailing, commenting, sharing, and generally making this labor of love worthwhile. You have definitely put the ‘social’ in social media. I’m glad I’m still here. Things I Did in 2014 1. According to all my […]

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How to Exploit Breast Cancer, One Blogger at a Time

Flying Monkeys I got an email last evening from a woman who said she was from one of the more venerable online news sources, one that used to be in print. She said she was a senior editor who was “working on a piece about what you shouldn’t say to a breast cancer patient, and I […]

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Book Review: ‘Breasts — A Natural and Unnatural History’

Breasts — A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams, published by W.H.Norton, 2012. Exhaustively researched and highly readable, science journalist Florence Williams’ latest book describes the remarkable and largely uncharted ecology of women’s breasts. Yes, ecology. Because it turns out that human breasts are in fact a complex and adaptable ecosystem, with a unique […]

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