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Food, Songs, and Stories

I love food: how it looks and how it tastes, that when done well it relies on science and requires art, how it’s both essential to life and one of the life’s great pleasures, that it embodies cultures and family traditions, and how easily it communicates caring and friendship. Also, I just really like to [...]

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When Life and Art Collide

Sometimes life imitates art. The final story in my collection, A History of the Present Illness, called “A Medical Story”, opens with a doctor making a home visit to a public housing building. While I changed details to protect the patient and create a meaningful story, this opening scene is true to my experience. Just how [...]

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The Op-Ed

The Op-Ed is an interesting beast, not least because that shorthand is often thought to mean “opinion or editorial” when in fact it means “opposite the editorial page” (on that perhaps dying artifact known as a newspaper), and as it turns out the two definitions are about equally accurate in these days of electronic readers. [...]

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