Losing Religion and Finding Ecstasy in Houston
Christianity formed my deepest instincts, and I have been walking away from it for half my life.
May 20, 2019
My Childhood in a Cult
On our isolated commune, we kids were taught that the world was about to end. But my world ended when I was told to leave.
April 29, 2019
What Cancer Takes Away
When I got sick, I warned my friends: Don’t try to make me stop thinking about death.
April 8, 2019
My Father’s Stack of Books
When he was a child, books were gifts. For his daughters, he made sure they were a given.
March 18, 2019
At the end of his life, my father went from doctor to patient, from scientist to subject.
March 4, 2019
Everywhere and Nowhere: A Journey Through Suicide
I did not want to die, only felt that I would, or should, or must, and I had my pain and my reasons.
February 11, 2019
The Machine Stops
The neurologist on steam engines, smartphones, and fearing the future.
February 4, 2019
The Secrets of Lyndon Johnson’s Archives
On a Presidential paper trail.
January 21, 2019
Personal History by David Sedaris: Father Time
I can’t predict what’s waiting for us, lurking on the other side of our late middle age, but I know it can’t be good.
December 31, 2018
Six Glimpses of the Past
On photography and memory.
October 22, 2018