My Reflections on Pandemic 1918 by Catharine Arnold

A wise, trusted friend recommended Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from the Greatest Medical Holocaust in Modern History by Catharine Arnold for its sobering and apolitical perspective. One Saturday I zipped through its gripping and poignant tales. Here are some of...

What is like to write a book? Seven reflections

Five years ago, I didn’t know anybody who had written a book. Now I’m legend in my own mind and four of my friends are also published authors. Their four books are good. Two of my other friends will soon finish their first books. I celebrated my 59th birthday just...

Surprises from Writing a Professional Book

More than a decade ago my best friend suggested that we write a book. We had two problems. We shared many interests, but we didn’t share much expertise and we couldn’t clearly identify the potential readers. We decided not to go ahead. The idea of a book continued to...