“Mine the Sorrows”

An overarching theme in Touched by Fatality is voiced by the character Peter McPherson: “Loss…is the common denominator we humans share.” What will we lose? Everything—jobs, friends, family, home, identity, health, sometimes our mind—and always our life. Foreknowledge of the inevitability of losses, [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|Connections, Loss and Grief|

Harnessing the Power of Touch

It is a sad legacy of Communist Romania that we now recognize how essential touch is to human development and health. Clues emerged from the controversial experiments that Harry Frederick Harlow performed on rhesus monkeys deprived of maternal contact. That [...]

By | April 8th, 2016|Connections, Touch|
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