Writers Bloc

I get a Christmas card every year from this American visionary‘s Mom. Steven Johnson keeps writing books that “stay ahead of the curve.” His last, “Everything Bad is Good for You” was published just last year. Forget the Montessori School. Get the XBox.

Now he’s published another book. “The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic — and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World,” follows a doctor and a clergyman who teamed up in 1854 to figure out why cholera had ravaged their neighborhood. (Salon.com)

This guy writes books super quick like. This is sobering news as I sit down to finish a compact fluorescent campaign plan that was due 5 months ago. I’d like to meet Steven Johnson. His mother, Bev Johnson, called me from a plane four years ago after she read my Reader’s Digest story (Legacy of Angus) about the death of my son. I spoke a year later at a conference she organized in Toronto about Family Centred Care. I remember Bev saying that I should write to her writer son, that we’d probably get along well. I wish I had. Since then, he’s published two books. Now I’d better get back to finishing that CFL proposal.

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