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We still don’t know where memories are stored. The brain is an odd and awe-inspiring machine. How else to explain the memory that just occurred to me, years past the experience? I was on a plane coming back from a…

I have to say, given the Supreme Court’s ruling on the cumbersome phrase “gay marriage,” I am relieved to finally just start calling it “marriage.” Never use two words when one will do, so the saying goes. Also, I’ve finally…

This weekend my son, he’s seven, was asking about the Pride Parade that happens on Sunday here in Salt Lake. I told him why people were marching and asked him what he thought about it. “I don’t think people we…

Hi all, the latest draft of the novel is done, so I’m popping back in with a few reading updates. Here are a few eclectic choices if you’ve been looking for something new to try. The Days of Abandonment by Elena…

It’s hard for me to express how much I have loved Oliver Sacks and his work. Like many people I know, I first heard of him because of the movie Awakenings. I forgot about the movie fairly quickly, but immediately went on…

Hi all, I’m back, despite ongoing challenges with the website. All will be well soon. I felt the need today to share a story of tool-centric mayhem. I saw what may very well be the worst tattoo in history. Now,…

First of all: I got engaged over the holidays. I am getting remarried in October of 2015, and I get to have my wedding in MARK TWAIN’S HOUSE in Hartford! I didn’t talk much about the divorce publicly, and won’t…

Not so long ago, this may have happened. I was sitting at a desk with a colleague. A woman nearby began licking a book with great enthusiasm. Lick lick lick. Then she’d hold it away from her and squint at…