I guess I'm feeling weird about my conflicted, cautious initial reaction to Angelina Jolie's op-ed. But in the end, if anyone who has a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer is now motivated to get more in-depth testing or even if you don't have a family history and now decide to get regular screening, that's a good thing.
Looking at who is directing all the interesting-looking (to me, at least) science fiction movies coming out this year, it really does seem like non-U.S. sensibilities are going to be the mainstay of the future.
Today I'm taking a bus ride with a reporter who's living in and writing about East Oakland for the Tribune. He's not from here & wants to learn about Oakland as it was, how it's changed. I'm excited to be part of his project but I hope he doesn't want to take pictures of me :-)