The Good and the Bad

The Wisdom of Oliver Sacks

End-of-life issues have been much present in the media (and in this blog) lately.  Now, Oliver Sacks, a professor of neurology at the New York University School of Medicine chimes in with his thoughts about his end-stage cancer prognosis.

Perhaps best known for The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, a collection of case histories of neurological disease, Sacks, 81, learned a few weeks ago that he has multiple metastases in his liver.

He writes in The New York Times, “I am now face to face with dying.  But I am not finished with living.” Sacks has an autobiography coming out in the spring and several “almost finished” books to attend to.  He has plans about what he will and will not do to live life most fully in the time he has left.

A life well-lived and not yet over…


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