Different Men – Kindred Spirits: Christopher and Dr. Greg

Reading produces extraordinary moments that trigger interesting ideas. I am reading Three Cups of Tea and Hitch22 at the same time.  Last week, my reading brought me to a precise convergence: September 11, 2001.  I read Dr. Greg’s and Christopher’s personal accounts of that historic day.  On 9/11 both men were separated from their families:Continue reading “Different Men – Kindred Spirits: Christopher and Dr. Greg”

Catching Life By the Throat: Poems from Eight Great Poets by Josephine Hart

Goodreads | Catching Life By the Throat: Poems from Eight Great Poets by Josephine Hart – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists. Christopher reminded me that poetry transcends generational and cultural differences by speaking to the human condition.  Emotional insight, radical thoughts and shared joy or sorrow come from a few words that have been purposely brought together by a poet’sContinue reading “Catching Life By the Throat: Poems from Eight Great Poets by Josephine Hart”

Day 7 – Walking with Christopher

Cambridge “What is your idea of earthly happiness? To be vindicated in my own lifetime.” — Christopher Hitchens #Hitch-22: A Memoir# via Christopher Hitchens quotes The snowstorm began early morning and was in full force during my walk to work. Slushy, big flakes clung to my red umbrella as the familiar voice of Christopher cameContinue reading “Day 7 – Walking with Christopher”

Christopher Hitchens and Hitch 22

“Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that’s where it should stay.” — Christopher Hitchens For the last week, I have been walking with Christopher Hitchens.  Every morning, rain, snow or shine, I grab my iPod and head out the door for work.  The time frame between home and work is approximatelyContinue reading “Christopher Hitchens and Hitch 22”