When Syphilis Was Trés Chic Who didn’t have syphilis in Belle Epoque Paris? Nobody who was anybody — at least if you read Deborah Hayden’s book Pox: Genius, Madness and the Mysteries of Syphilis.
The disease had […]
Writing Circle The other week I popped into an outlet of major retail bookstore chain just to use the restroom. I walked out with Marion Meade's Lonelyhearts and Tracy Daugherty's Hiding Man — […]
Half Sight Here in the crowded retina clinic, we’re waiting to have pictures taken of our macula with marvelous cameras, the backs of our eyes are about to be zapped with lasers or, like me, our […]