The eyes have it

In my case, they have me getting up every hour to put drops in them. Over the weekend it was every two hours. I spent two days in a dark room, listening to audiobooks, in hopes it would help kick this thing to use my eyes as little as possible. That didn't work. I did, …

Books. Just books

So there have been plenty of things, some books, and then other things. I'm not quite done listening to the latest Salman Rushdie as a deer very inconsiderately ran into my car and derailed my listening. Things I've read/finished in the last month: Still Alice- I haven't seen the film but the novel is as …

This week in books

I finished The Emperor of All Maladies. I began it before I knew my mother's breast cancer had returned and finished it while she recovered from her mastectomies. It's compelling, if you've got experience with cancer, and equal parts disappointing and inspiring. Disappointing at how much has not changed since the 1800s and inspiring because …