My friend, the artist Lola Baltzell, is living with metastatic breast cancer. And I daresay she does much more living than most of us, who conveniently forget that we are not going to get out of this alive. I thought I would share with you this articulate and succinct statement of How to Build a Support Network she was recently invited to contribute to the weblog at Boston’s Dana Farber Cancer Institute, where she receives her care.
Thanks to kottke for pointing me to this delightful site, “answering your hypothetical questions with physics, every Tuesday.” Here are some recent examples (a screen capture from my feed reader):
Forthcoming book with photos of my hometown Forest Hills, a neighborhood in Queens, NY. Some of its notable residents, some of whom attended my alma mater, Forest Hills HS, have included:
Alan King, Art Buchwald, Art Garfunkel, Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo), Branch Rickey, Burt Bacharach, Carroll O’Connor, Dale Carnegie, David Caruso, David Krumholtz, Ed Cassidy and Randy California (Spirit), Ernie Grunfeld, Geraldine Ferraro and John Zaccaro, Hank Azaria, Helen Keller, , Jacob Lew, Jerry Springer, Jimmy Breslin, Michael Landon, Paul Simon, Peter Parker (Spiderman), Pia Zadora, Ray Romano, Ronnie Earl, The Ramones, The Vagrants including Leslie West (Mountain), Walter Becker (Steely Dan), and Wilhelm Reich.
Very useful and properly succinct, in case you are interested.
“The reviews for the iPhone 5 are out. They’re unnecessarily long, in my opinion. Here’s everything you didn’t already learn from the marketing materials, sorted by publication. I read them and if there was something not covered in the marketing materials (tests, informed impressions) I put it in here. If it has been heard before or was hyperbole, I left it out.” (The Wirecutter).
“I don’t know if it’s fair to do this to a city, but…” (Krulwich Wonders… : NPR)
“When he doesn’t know a camera’s rolling, the GOP candidate shows his disdain for half of America.” (Mother Jones; link to full video). Extra: outed by Jimmy Carter’s grandson!
In point of fact… (The Atlantic)