A high school student emails a physician scientist...(A story in emails)
Everything is Limited by Time
An unexpected conversation.
"He was a professor of biomedical engineering at Hopkins. R was eloquent, with a calm demeanor. Control theory equations sprawled across his blackboard..."
On Childlike Passion
My earliest childhood memory sparked a lifelong passion.
"...people forget what kind of obsessions they had in childhood because they listen too much to the clamor of outside opinion, or the superficial allure of wealth. Yet, often times, what you enjoyed in your childhood is what you will have a deep interest in all the way through to adulthood."
Antoine, from Chicago
"I met a 22-year-old boy on the side of Fullerton St. in Lincoln Park, Chicago.
He held a cardboard sign with his head down. "Hungry." Next to him was a Holy Bible; on his neck, a simple red rosary."
A World Without Sound
A tribute to my uncle, one of my favorite people in the whole world.
"My uncle, after falling ill as a child, became deaf-mute, leaving the world of sound. I spent several days with him this summer (in rural China, where he lives) in silent communion."