Mixed Emotion

I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure.   Mark Twain I heard this quote while listening to the news today of Osama Bin Laden’s death.  It takes the edge off the idea of celebrating.  I just can’t rejoice at the dying of another even though that person […] Read more »

Henrietta Lacks and Me

When I tell people the story of Henrietta Lacks and her cells, their first question is usually “Wasn’t it illegal for doctors to take Henrietta’s cells without her knowledge?”      Rebecca Skloot My book club is reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. The summary on the front cover says, Doctors […] Read more »