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And now for something nice, instead. A colleague and friend reminisces about Oliver Sacks.
A year ago, I lost my best friend, Oliver Sacks. For many years, each week, Oliver and I would cruise north on the West Side bike path at sunrise. Alone, our bicycles a few inches apart, we spoke about everything and anything, but mostly about interesting patients, natural history, and food. His voice was soft, and I struggled to hear his words. But his volume and pedalling cadence always accelerated when the massive TRUMP PLACE buildings appeared to our right. He detested the giant protuberances that unpleasantly punctuated the view from our bike seats, and often cursed them.
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Instead, he looked forward to passing
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By Bruce Gorton, July 8, 2016 Bullets should not be deployed against someone armed with Skittles.
By Leo Igwe, July 6, 2016 African youths are socialized in ways that do not allow them to think outside religious boxes. They grow up caged and mentally trapped in the cave of dogma, ignorance and superstition.
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By Adele Wilde, June 13, 2016 The importance of preserving liberal, secular values on gender equality and LGBT rights together with freedom of expression has never been more acute.
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