- The New Yorker
- New York Magazine
- The Atlantic
- New York Times
- Washington Post
- Being Mortal – Atul Gawande’s book on care at the end of life.
- The Sympathizer – Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize novel
- Orwell and Churchill – Thomas Ricks’ book about these two giants
Film and TV:
- Genius – National Geographic Channels series on Einstein with Geoffrey Rush.
- The Hero – Sam Elliott as an aging actor struggling with family and age.
- The Zookeeper’s Wife – story of a Polish couple who saved Jews during WWII.
Favorite blogs and websites:
- https://kate-ballbach.squarespace.com/ Seattle friends living in London and exploring Europe with their kids. Truly good writing about everyday living.
- http://www.gandt.com/ A Navy/Pan Am colleague who writes excellent aviation fiction and non-fiction
- https://alexandradaneblog.wordpress.com/ A blogger/memoirist friend