by Adrienne Rich
by XIV Dalai Lama
by Eleanor Wilner
by Martin Luther King Jr.
by Yehuda Amichai
by Gisela Webb
What remains after the unraveling of mind, language, and knowledge in Alzheimer's was there in the beginning.
by Alan Dienstag
Few illnesses inspire the kind of dread as that caused by the prospect of Alzheimer's disease, which is understandable. For people in the early stages of the illness who are experiencing impairments but still entirely cognizant of the dissolution that lays ahead, the challenge is to construct a life in the shadow of an advancing darkness: to answer the question, "What is the point?"
Passages from Sherwin Nuland's Writings
On October 10-12, 2008, Marcy Jackson and I (supported by our colleagues, Rick Jackson and Ann New), led a Circle of Trust retreat at the Fetzer Institute for fifteen people from the worlds of big business, financial services and philanthropy — many of them closely tied to Wall Street and all of them devoted to the common good. Our retreat began just one day after the Dow Jones had fallen nearly 40 percent below its record high, set only a year earlier.
We've isolated two clips of Hecht on her poetry, listen and read along:
"No I Would Not Leave You If You Suddenly Found God"