This new world is a bonanza for born voyeurs like me. I can’t get enough of studying all the interiors, the bookshelves, the dogs, the idiosyncratic behaviors.
The biggest surprise of this presidential election is that there is no surprise. The country turned out to be exactly as split as it was four years ago.
In 1989 I moved to Princeton for the first time, crossing the wide ocean from Amsterdam.
He had had a deadly variant of leukemia and maybe a few months left to live. Now there is no trace of the disease
A century ago around a thousand children died of measles every year in the Netherlands alone. Half a million children, mostly young, died worldwide. I am grateful that our children were born in another time.
When I walk into the radio studio on the 36th floor of an apartment building in Manhattan for an interview, I suddenly arrive in the middle of a rehearsing...
I am no longer the same as I was before the pandemic. I can’t just pick up my old life, pretend there’s not a half-year gap. Social contact, I read, is one of the most complicated things for our brain.
The trumpets sound a fanfare, and I walk with 1,300 invited guests into the courtyard of the City Hall of Stockholm, which has been transformed into a dining room....
‘I have only one lesson,’ Roger Berlind told a group of Princeton students. ‘Follow your intuition. Do what your heart says.’
This was the beginning of a new life in which I myself was involved and had a voice and a mind and free will of my own.