Welcome to my daily learning journal. My daily goal is to watch one Ted Talk and one cataract surgery. I also plan to read one journal article and read/listen to a book chapter, short story or significant work.

Here’s today’s list:

1. Ted Talk – Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah – How do daily habits lead to political violence? “What drives someone to commit politically motivated violence? The unsettling answer lies in daily habits. Behavioral historian Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah shares startling insights into how seemingly mundane choices can breed polarization that lead to extreme, even deadly, actions — and explains how to identify and bypass these behaviors in order to rediscover common ground.” (ted.com)

I have a lifelong interest in US Presidential history and collect historical documents as a hobby (see blog page here). The image above which features political ephemera is a collector’s dream!

This is an excellent & timely talk. Worth listening to before and after every election.

2. Cataract Surgery – Uday Devgan MD with guest surgeon Dr. Luis Escaf (Columbia). Capsulorhexis Pearls. Uday highlights all-star guests & great pearls.

3. Journal – Starr MR, Patel LG, Ho AC. Presumed Sickle Cell Retinopathy in an Elderly WomanJAMA Ophthalmol. Published online September 03, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.1614

Walt Whitman, steel engraving, July 1854.jpg

4. Book Chapter – Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass: Sparknotes, Wikipedia, and Gutenberg. Book 3 (Parts I and II).