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RIP to a Renaissance Man: Oliver Sacks


#1

Oliver Sacks:


#2

Long life. And a pretty amazing life, too. I liked him. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat is a great read, and I think it humanizes people with neurological disorders. I know he took some heat for writing about his patients, but I think he did a service in educating people.

Pic from the New York Times article. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/31/science/oliver-sacks-dies-at-82-neurologist-and-author-explored-the-brains-quirks.html?_r=0

I didn’t know he liked competing in weight lifting comps. :slight_smile:


#3

RIP Dr. Squat


#4

^ That’s awesome!! I had no idea!!

If you didn’t see the essay he wrote about learning that he had terminal cancer, it’s really poignant.
Talk about handling one’s mortality with grace. Excellent read.

My Own Life - from the NYT Op-ed.


#5

Interesting.

Awakenings makes me cry like a kid who dropped his ice cream cone.


#6

I love his books, and now I know he had a badass squat I’m even more impressed by the man!

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat is an awesome book. Hilarious, heartbreaking and touching all together.


#7

[quote]Iron Condor wrote:
RIP Dr. Squat[/quote]

I thought you meant Fred Hatfield for a minute. There’s only one Dr Squat.


#8

600 pounds, no wraps, no belt, no singlet, no squat suit…
Not too shabby.


#9

This one he wrote is pretty nice too


Read it awhile ago, didn’t realize it was by the same person


#10

[quote]Androgenoid wrote:

[quote]Iron Condor wrote:
RIP Dr. Squat[/quote]

I thought you meant Fred Hatfield for a minute. There’s only one Dr Squat.[/quote]

Yeah, I was confused.