One evening this past week, my sister and I ventured out together for an author talk here in Manhattan by our family friend Dr. Sandeep Jauhar (Sandeep is married to a sister of one of my sister’s best friends). We looked on with pride while Sandeep discussed the issues at the heart of his latest book, Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician, and responded to questions from the audience.
I haven’t yet read the new book (but the copy circulating among our family members, pictured to the left, is now in my possession). But I did read (and admire) Sandeep’s previous book; you may remember the Q&A that I conducted with him in a long-ago issue of The Practicing Writer.
Speaking of The Practicing Writer
Before the next “Midweek Notes” post appears, I’ll have hit “send” for the February 2015 issue of The Practicing Writer, the free monthly newsletter that so many of you so kindly read! The first issue of this newsletter was dated February 2004. Happy Anniversary to us (and if you’re not yet a subscriber, it’s never too late to join us!).
And a Few Concluding Thoughts
As I struggle (still, several weeks in) with an essay-in-progress that I’m sure I’ve mentioned here before, and as I reflect on a couple of other frustrations I’ve encountered through online reading/exchanges this past week, I point you to these sage words that I can only hope will reach the people who most need to hear it (not necessarily you, my dear readers, but perhaps some people you know).
No more thought pieces. That’s it. Let’s keep our thoughts inside, think on them, our thoughts, let them become ideas even. Then write. Ok?
— Jennifer Gilmore (@jenwgilmore) January 27, 2015