Dr LLoyd Sederer

The Young Men and the Sea -- The Finest Hours

On February 18, 1952, a massive winter storm, a fierce nor'easter, struck New England. At sea, the SS Pendleton, an oil tanker bound for Boston, was ripped in half, trapping more than 30 crew as it began its inescapable descent into the black, roiling ocean. On shore, in Chatham, Massachusetts, the US Coast Guard station received word of the...

Reporting Always: Writings From The New Yorker by Lillian Ross

Is there a writer who has not aspired to contribute to The New Yorker? Merely even one piece? That would be a prize. But to have written for this celebrated magazine for 60 years under its famed and awesome editors, and to have begun there more or less by serendipity surely qualifies for a charmed writer's life. In 1944, Lillian Ross was writing...

The Moral Entropy of Institutions

It is a mistake to equate an institution with its mission. Pharma companies seek to provide us with healing and curing drugs but some have put profit above people and were penalized with multibillion dollar payouts. Car companies are about delivering us transportation but two recent examples revealed how they put corporate self-interest above...

Steve Jobs: A Film Review

In the closing scene of what must be one of the more underrated films in a long time Steve Jobs steps onto the stage of the Flint Center in famed Cupertino, California. It is the launch of the iMac and his daughter Lisa, then 19, stands in the wings. We are not just witnessing their reconciliation after long and testy battles portrayed throughout...