Tag: Oliver Sacks


Heroes, Leaders and an Ice Rink: Our Week in Wisdom

On?The Wisdom Daily this week (August 24-28), we reflected on the heroic actions of train passengers in Europe, the inspiring dignity of President Carter as he faces terminal illness, the value of making peace with the religious traditions of your past, what it means to go through life being hyper-vigilant about injustice and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Oliver Sacks Gets Personal – Brad Hirschfield When world famous neurologist Oliver Sacks writes – as he did recently about family, faith and......

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Oliver Sacks Gets Personal

When world famous neurologist Oliver Sacks, explainer of things human, writes – as he did recently about family, faith and his own impending death – it pays to pay attention. Okay, I admit, I’m biased by virtue of the fact that this amazing doctor and author was the friend and colleague of another doctor and author I respect: my late father-in-law, Dr. Harold Klawans (equally as esteemed around the world by colleagues and fans of his murder mysteries, albeit not quite as well known, as Sacks). They blurbed each other’s books, spoke......

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