Ashes to Ashes, but First a Nice Pine Box - NYTimes.com A beautiful post about death--and life--and cancer patient who made his own coffin.
Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming. A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
How Not to Say the Wrong Thing by Susan Silk and Barry Goldman, latimes: It works in all kinds of crises – medical, legal, even existential. It's the 'Ring Theory' of kvetching. The first rule is comfort in, dump out. Illustration by Wes Bausmith.
"Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity".
After the Children Have Grown - I’ve lost my sense of being needed and loved beyond reason by three breathtaking, energetic, embryonic beings.
Why Boston’s Hospitals Were Ready - The New Yorker