"In MY MInd's Eye", "My Father's Body at Rest and in Motion", "The Machine Stops", "White Darkness", Alexander McCall Smith, Ann Morgan, Cal Newport, David Grann, Jan Morris, Kate Kelley, New York Times, Oliver Sacks, Robert Caro, Sidhartha Mukerjee, TED Talk, The New Yorker
Here are links to a few articles that I’ve seen recently that I found of interest and suspect various readers of MillersTime might enjoy also.
You’re Using Your iPhone Wrong, by Cal Newport, NYT, 1/27/19 – wherein columnist writes that Steve Jobs never wanted smartphones to be our constant companions.
‘In the Feb. 11, 2019 issue of The New Yorker, there is an Oliver Sacks’ piece that he must have written shortly before his death as I have not seen it anywhere else: The Machine Stops, wherein he writes, among other things, about smart phones and fearing the future. I can’t link to it, but see if you can find it. I liked it (but then I like everything he has written).
The Secrets of Lyndon Johnson’s Archives: On a Presidential Paper Trail by Robert Caro, New Yorker, 1/28/19. Caro takes some time out while working on his final LBJ book to give some insights into how he works. Caro is a national treasure imho.
Two Book Reviews of In My Mind’s Eye: A Thought Diary by Jan Morris – wherein she writes about being 91 and looks back on her earlier years:
In My Mind’s Eye, reviewed by Kate Kelleway, The Guardian, 9/9/18
In My Mind’s Eye, reviewed by Alexander McCall Smith, NYTimes, 1/24/19
And a couple from last year that struck me:
My Father’s Body, At Rest and in Motion by Siddhartha Mukherjee, New Yorker, 1/8/18. An author, doctor and son writes about his dealings and thoughts about end of life issues relating to his father.
The White Darkness: A Solitary Journey Across Antarctica by David Grann, New Yorker, Feb. 12 & 19, 2018. Another favorite writer of mine, this engaging story is now out in book form, but you can read it here.
Plus, one TED talk about how changing her reading focus opened up the world to her, a suggestion by a MillersTime reader Tiffany Lopez.:
My Year Reading a Book from Every Country in the World (https://www.ted.com/talks/ann_morgan_my_year_reading_a_book_from_every_country_in_the_world?language=en by Ann Morgan.