Jonah Lehrer: A little too much Imagination

I understand the temptation. It is so much easier to make stuff up than to do the research, do the interviews, dig up the documents, and then reference all those. This last book was five years in the making. Five years of writing, re-writing, interviewing and re-interviewing. Fact-checking and double-fact-checking. Someone recently asked me what [Read More…]

Bondage: A Black & White Matter

I couldn’t find any surveys or studies to reference but I have a theory about the cult-hit book Fifty Shades of Grey.  I have a hunch this book is far more popular with white audiences than black ones. Perhaps the Pew Research Center ought to conduct a study? White people have a thing for ropes [Read More…]

Delaying Our Days

Ashley and Shelby turn 30 today.   I can barely get my head around that. It seems inconceivable to me that by the time I was 30, I had four children. Ashley is expecting her first. You realize your grandmother was your age when she lost Dad, don’t you? I asked my daughter on the [Read More…]