A powerful, heartbreaking but beautiful article by the mother of a young child with a fatal disease. About love, and life, and what parents hope for their children: Notes From a Dragon Mom
Definitely recording this tonight (because at 10pm, it's, sadly, past my bedtime): Frontline: Lost In Detention.
Just finished reading: Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell (Quick review: drew me in right away, and a much better "former bad boy goes straight - or does he?" book than the somewhat similar An Ordinary Decent Criminal. However, the last 1/4 of the book is quite gory (let's just say, the way he improvises a shiv in a time of need really....is hard to get out of my head), so be warned. All in all, however, an engrossing, fast-paced read.) and Women, Food, and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by Geneen Roth (Quick review: (I did a combination of reading and listening to it on tape.) Look, its definitely a little woo-woo and getting used to hearing the authors voice on tape was initially difficult, but as someone who has been struggling with food and body issues for over 20 years, I had some powerful realizations and "oh...yep" moments with this book that I haven't had elsewhere. Recommended to anyone who longs to find some peace with dieting, compulsive eating etc. My two cents would be to just accept that some the book may not sit perfectly with you, and hang in there for the moments of real compassion and wisdom.)