| Dec 22, 2010

Be careful not to samba with the midwife

My wife, Susan, gave birth to our four children in Japan, and at the time we both considered the experiences very positive ones . . . though I was only an innocent, if that is the right word, bystander. This was back in the ...

| Nov 24, 2010

Death comes in many written forms

Poet Kenji Miyazawa (1896-1933) wrote about himself on the verge of death in his poem “Speaking with the Eyes.” Unable to talk due to blood gushing from his lungs, he tried to tell his attending doctor with his eyes that, despite the suffering, he ...