Dan Barry has been cited over the last week, first for his story of the Boston parish getting up to speed for an important funeral on Saturday, and then on Sunday his account of the funeral (in which he actually used the words Holy Communion on the front page of the NYT).But today, he has this. Fans of Dan, and I am one, should read it, and it wouldn't hurt the rest of you. (Let me also plug his book, Pull Me Up, an amazing story of his chilhood and beyond.)Today this: My Brain on Chemo: Alive and Alerthttp://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/01/health/01case.html?_r=2&scp=4&sq=dan%20barry&st=cse
Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages.