One of the great joys of writing a book is hearing from old friends who have read it.
Posts from September 2010
She thought that a thousand dollars was the least she could offer to repay an old debt. Would her husband agree? A real-life story sent from a reader who discovered the saving grace of kindness.
Whether you're being interviewed in a studio, calling in a question or comment, or listening in the car, there's something about the medium of talk radio -- its facelessness, perhaps, or the "um"s and "ya-know"s that bridge thoughts and punctuate the silences -- that encourages confession and fosters intimacy.
At an important juncture in his life and career, filmmaker Richard Levine created a hauntingly lyrical video that helped him address a piece of his unfinished emotional business. There are many ways to tell a life story. Here is an extraordinary example of one: “Home” by Richard Levine.
A tribute to Dr. Robert N. Butler. He championed the elderly and showed how they use distant memories to make sense of their lives as they approach death. Before he died I wanted to ask him: “Why do we need to wait until we're 80 to put our emotional and spiritual lives in order? Why can’t we activate the process of ‘life review’ at an earlier stage?”