I’ll be mostly offline for the next couple of weeks. See you then!
beauty and wonder
Jodi Sperber snapped this photo of an older man helping a younger man with his tie on the T in Boston. I love it and shared it online (after getting Jodi’s permission). Roni Zeiger was one friend I sent it to and he replied, “Networks of microexperts ready to help each other: you never know where […]
– Afternoon Napper during Rare Disease week in Washington, DC I love that line and that spirit — and this image captured by John Schinker because it looks like these zebras have formed a posse and are heading out on the trail together. When you hear hoofbeats, think “horses” but don’t rule out zebras.* And if you’re […]
I think of New Year’s resolutions like birthday wishes — if I tell, they won’t come true. But I’m happy to share my methods and current inspirations: My 3 words for 2010, by Chris Brogan Find a Transcending Purpose to Motivate Your New Year’s Resolution, by Vic Strecher The New Year’s Writing Resolution You Can […]
I was 3 when my maternal grandfather died, 40 years ago today. My only memory of Frank H.J. Figge is of him making me laugh. Thanks to M.J. Tooey, my community colleague at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, I learned that his “happy chuckle” was a hallmark, along with his “true research brain.” My mother, […]
The following essay appeared in The Washington Post magazine in a column that asks: “So much is contained in such small things. What holds meaning for you?” I wrote it as a tribute to my father’s resilience, which I hope to pass down to my sons: I was 24 and still called Susy when my […]