Making Up the Afterlife: David Eagleman’s SUM

One of my favorite books is Alan Lightman's Einstein's Dreams, in which Lightman, an MIT physicist, imagines Einstein considering multiple modes of experiencing time.   Time moves backwards, in endless repetition, in varying cycles of stunning strangeness.  Einstein's Dreams is an elegant, vastly imaginative look at one of life's deepest mysteries.   David Eagleman's SUM: Forty …

Hunting for Books: Lead Me To A Good One

There were hundreds of books, and as always, the stakes were high.  But you can't think about it that way.  Who wants to remember that every single time you read a book, you--and the world--change? Choosing a book is like choosing anything these days.   There are uncountable choices, and we are given that crazy …