BOOKS, ARTICLES, AND MORE
Telling your story
Do you want to record your life (family, company) story but never find time? Is the project overwhelming? Worried about your writing skills? Capture those stories (whether aging relatives or long-term employees) before they retire or die. If necessary, get a little help — or coaching. Be or find a storycatcher or personal historian. Do it now, while the memories are still there and the elders are still alive!!!
Book Groups, Recommended Titles
The boy in the plastic bubble
Changing Times, Changing Minds
The history of psychiatry in America, wrapped around the story of the University of Maryland's unusual department of psychiatry, which specializes in studying evidence-based treatment of schizophrenia and other serious, persistent mental illnesses
Dying: A Book of Comfort
A bad heart and housemaid's knee
Pat's writing workshops and presentations
Eulogy for Eleanor
Why Janie Can't Engineer: Raising Girls to Succeed
The NIH Clinical Center
Make a note. You (or someone you know) may need it some day.
"This hospital is a jewel in the medical universe. For someone like myself who wants to do serious science and seriously apply it -- in my case, finding new treatments for patients with cancer -- there's no place in the world like the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health."
--Steven Rosenberg, NCI, pioneer in cancer immunotherapy
"It's the place that restored my faith in medicine. They cared about my daughter, they cared about me, they cared about how we were treated, and offered any help in any way." -- Marybeth K., mother of a cystinosis patient
New Formulas for America's Workforce:
Girls in Science and Engineering
The year it came out, over 66,000 people downloaded this book, which is full of great ideas for parents, teachers, and those who want more girls to go into science, engineering, math, and technology careers. Winner of APCC's Excellence in Writing award and of a Merit Award for online communication from the Society for Technical Communication.
Washington Biography Group
Selections from Dying: A Book of Comfort
Homework without tears
Pat McNees's editing
Teens and alcohol
Music for funerals and memorial services
Medical links for smart patients and smart parents
Bag lunches (attention, parents!)
Scared speechless? Join Toastmasters
Dancing: A Guide to the Capital Area
Dating -- again!
Love at First Waltz (by Cheryl Kollin)
Swing, lindy, jitterbug, and shag
Buffalo Gap Dance Camp
Buffalo Gap was authentic camp, with the addition of hot water, good food, and lots of dancing.
Country western dancing
Folk dancing, contra dancing, and square dancing
Central issues of our time
Clean, safe water supply, Sexual misconduct, Russia's bad behavior, Girls and women in science
Contemporary Latin American Short Stories
A now classic collection of contemporary Latin American short stories, with stories by some of the finest writers of the twentieth century. Among those whose stories are included: Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Fuentes, Clarice Lispector, Julio Cortazar, Miguel Angel Asturias, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Amado, Juan Bosch, Jose Donoso, Horacio Quiroga, Mario Vargas Llosa, Abelardo Castillo, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Manuel Puig, Maria Luisa Bombal, Juan Carlos Onetti, Mario Benedetti, Norberto Fuentes, and Jose Agustin.
The truth about dry cleaning
Selling your diamonds
Starting a small business
How to buy upholstered furniture
YPO: The First 50 Years
An American Biography
By Design (Crown, the BMW of forklifts)
Great and Unusual Online Shopping
Health Care Reform, ACA, and Medical Error
The big debate now: The Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare)