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The Preface

As I recently mentioned the preface to the novel I Hate The Internet (though, yes, Kobek does call it a “note”), here’s another good one (and tellingly on the same subject) from Doug Stanhope’s book… 234 more words

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Hello Fellow Reader,

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande is the book for my book club this month.  The book’s subtitle is Medicine and What Matters in the End.  629 more words

Talking Books

Atul Gawande on Coaching [TED Talk]

How can you get better at what you do? In a 2017 TED Talk, author and surgeon Atul Gawande suggested that professionals can benefit from getting the assistance of a coach. 152 more words

Atul Gawande

Being Mortal

We assign Being Mortal – Atul Gawande to the med students. I figured I might as well give it a read. It’s a quick read, it’s an easy read, it’s a difficult topic, but one we as a society should think more about. 185 more words

Complex systems age and fail

I am reading “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande and although the book is great its difficult reading about aging when you are aging. I know we are all aging, some of us are further along, and I just need to come to terms with that, I think this book will help a bit, its just difficult at times. 87 more words

No Where to Go But Up

I’m a boomer and I’m married to one. Our birth years fall before and after the peak year 1957, when 4.3 million baby boomers were born. 1,048 more words


Quality of Life

A number of people responded to my blog about my Uncle Stan.  My friend, Darcy, has been caring for her mom who lives in the same place as Stan.   975 more words