Reward for Failure

As a Mac fan living in Palo Alto at the turn of the century, Steve Jobs was a particularly fascinating character. I read Walter Isaacson’s biography on release and anticipated Danny Boyle’s 2015 movie with relish. It didn’t disappoint. It put a...

Trauma expert

Dr. Bessell van der Kolk was one of the first trauma experts who made sense to me. Here’s a piece I wrote last year about the experience of attending one of his lectures in 1998: SPEECHLESS I am speechless, horrified, pinned motionless in my chair. Grainy images...