Ever since I was a child, I’ve taken the phrase “we are the light of the world” as a kind of metaphor. But when I got sick in a way that defied diagnosis, and had to investigate human health on my own, I encountered a shocking possibility: Could we actually be light? By assuming speed c for the visible universe, possible core etiologies for cancer, Parkinson’s, and ALS can be derived from the way the body relates to time.
Special Relativity: The Key to Disease?
“The Only Way Out Is Through,” a story from my first book, about a father-son camping trip gone awry.
“Good in a Crisis,” about an English teacher who looks up her old English teacher, on whom she had a crush in high school.
A short humor piece, Letter to Cornelia Street Café, winner of an Editors’ Choice Award from The Missouri Review’s 2009 Audio Competition. (7:06)
My new blog, where I occasionally write about my health journey, physics theories, and other fun things is called Welcome to Heaven.
My stories have been performed live by Bill Camp, Michael Cerveris, Cassidy Freeman, Campbell Scott, Maggie Siff, and others. You can listen to Maggie Siff read my story “Double-Blind” on this WordTheatre compilation.
And here’s Cassidy Freeman reading the first story I ever wrote, about my sisters and me.