Jim and his Dad
Remember the good old days? No? Well that's either because
you haven't lived them yet, or you need to check the note you left on
the bedside table.In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge,
we're looking at age and memory with a Nobel Prize winner searching through
the mechanics of the brain. Also, a burned out twenty-something writer
decides on early retirement and a middle-aged woman searches for holy
Kandel has spent a lifetime studying the science of memory and picked
up a Nobel Prize while he was at it. Kandel's memoir is called "In
Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of the Mind."
Kandel talks with Jim Fleming about his work and the mechanics of memory.
Also, Jim Fleming provides an essay about memory and his aging
Tomalin has written a biography of nineteenth century novelist Thomas
Hardy which reveals that he thought of himself as primarily a poet.
Tomalin tells Steve Paulson that much of Hardy's poetry was inspired
by the death of his wife and tells him more about Hardy's later years.
Tomalin is married to British novelist and playwright Michael Frayn.
And, Rodney Rothman tells Jim Fleming why he decided to "retire"
at age 28 and go to live in a retirement community in Florida. His book
is "Early Bird: A Memoir of Premature Retirement."
Mary Rose O'Reilly talks with Anne Strainchamps about the archaeology
of memory and reads some of her work. Her most recent book is "The
Love of Impermanent Things: Threshold Ecology.
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|Eric Kandel, In Search of
Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of the Mind (Norton)
|Mary Rose O'Reilly, The Love
of Impermanent Things: A Threshold Ecology (Milkweed)
|Rodney Rothman, Early Bird:
a memoir of Premature Retirement (Simon & Schuster)
Thomas Hardy (Penguin)
- After Kandel: "Look for the Silver Lining"
Jim Hall Trio from the album "Jazz Guitar: Jim Hall" (Pacific
Jazz CDP 7 46851 2)
- After essay - "Thanks for the Memory" Jim
Hall Trio from the album "Jazz Guitar: Jim Hall" (Pacific
Jazz CDP 7 46851 2)
- After Tomalin - "For Life I Had Never Cared Greatly"
from "I Said to Love, Op 19b - settings of Thomas Hardy's poems
by Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams, bariton, Iain Burnside, piano (Naxos
- After Rothman - "Get Up and Go" from the
album "Pete Seeger: A Link in the Chain" (Columbia Legacy
- option - Fats Waller: You Must Be Losing Your Mind
from "Fats Waller & his Rhythm: The Last Years (1940-1943)"
- After O'Reilly - "I Remember You"
from "Oscar Peterson Trio: Live at the Blue Note" (Telarc
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