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May 12
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“The great thing about writing a book is that it brings you into contact with people whose opinions you should have canvassed before you ever pressed pen to paper. They write to you. They telephone you. They come to your bookstore events and give you things to read that you should have read already. It’s this dialectical process that makes me glad I chose the profession I did: a free education that goes on for a lifetime.”

“Finding Morals Under Empty Heavens,” Science & Spirit, July/August 2007.
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WHAT I'M READING

Jan 21

My Ex-Life

Stephen McCauley

Nov 1

Not That Kind of Girl

Lena Dunham

May 29

The Blazing World

Siri Hustvedt

Apr 26

The Empathy Exams

Leslie Jamison

Feb 20

Nine Stories

J. D. Salinger

“Lou was a tai chi master and spent his last days here being happy and dazzled by the beauty and power and softness of nature. He died on Sunday morning looking at the trees and doing the famous 21 form of tai chi with just his musician hands moving through the air.
        Lou was a prince and a fighter and I know his songs of the pain and beauty in the world will fill many people with the incredible joy he felt for life. Long live the beauty that comes down and through and onto all of us.”

about her husband, Lou Reed, published in the East Hampton Star, October 31, 2013. Full obit here.