ESSAYS



Patenting Life
New York Times
February 2007



Bodysnatchers 2006
Do patients retain any rights over their own tissues donated for research? At the moment, the answer is no.
Wall Street Journal
December 2006



This Essay Breaks the Law
The absurdity of some current patents, especially gene patents.
New York Times
March 2006



Happiness
A brief essay.
Redbook Magazine
May 1991



How To Fight
Playboy asked for an essay on how to argue in a relationship, how to fight fair.
Playboy Magazine
December 1991



Men's Hearts
The 1980s were tough times for men. This essay examined men's feelings in a new era of sexual relations.
Playboy Magazine
February 1989



America Beyond (After the Challenger Disaster)
The future of man in space, as anticipated by NASA on the eve of the resumption of space shuttle flights. Full discussion of the difficulties that might prevent us from going to Mars was deleted by the editors.
Popular Mechanics Magazine
1988



Love Is ...
This Valentine's Day essay brought more reader mail than anything the magazine printed in a year.
Redbook Magazine
February 1988



Panic in the Sheets (Dating in the Age of AIDs)
This essay aroused intense controversy for hinting that AIDS was not a disease to which everyone was equally susceptible. That was forbidden to say in the eighties, and has remained so until very recently. (A Los Angeles ad campaign in 2007 suggesting gays "own" the disease brought renewed criticism.)
Playboy Magazine
January 1988


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