Roger Ebert’s death, by Chaz Ebert

2014 New Year’s Day reflections in a blog post by Chaz Ebert, including an excerpt on “The Death of Roger Ebert” from “The Oral History of 2013” in the December 2013 issue of Esquire magazine. In the piece, Chaz tells of Roger...
Chemotherapy-friendly food from a cancer cookbook

Chemotherapy-friendly food from a cancer cookbook

I took yesterday to make some staples to have on hand for the up coming weeks. Mark and I are trying to figure out what I should and shouldn’t be eating. We were supposed to meet with a dietitian on my first day of chemotherapy treatment but for some reason her...
‘Steve Jobs’ biography by Walter Isaacson

‘Steve Jobs’ biography by Walter Isaacson

My sister recently gifted me with a copy of the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson, published last year by Simon & Schuster. At 571 pages plus notes and index, it’s a hefty volume, and Isaacson’s plain and linear telling makes the book seem...
Lungs in transplants came from smokers

Lungs in transplants came from smokers

At first, I thought this was a Monty Python sketch when I heard this story about lung transplants this morning on the BBC’s World Update: BBC News: Smokers’ lungs given to patients Of course, as it turns out, it’s not funny at all. There’s a...

The grace of Elizabeth Edwards

Back in October of 2004, my wife Amy was working at the Maidenform store in Pleasant Prairie’s Prime Outlets shopping center. One morning — October 21st, to be exact — Amy phoned home to tell me that there was some unusual activity in the parking...

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