SPRING FORWARD (Coast to Coast)

If you are confused about our annual ritual of messing with the clocks, you are not alone.  Maybe it will help to listen to John Hockenberry, who talked to me from New York about Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving on his NPR show, “The Takeaway,” as  did Madeleine Brand from Los Angeles for her show, “Press Play.”

And on theCBS Evening News broadcast for Saturday, 8 March, Jim Axelrod is interviewing me about the loss of an hour and what we hope to gain–and who really profits when we lose an hour of sleep.


Health Care Wars: Embedded Reporter

I have a confession to make: I sort of like my insurance company. In the last five years, it has shelled out a lot of money to save my life, which has endeared it to me.

Also, unlike a number of the other major players in the current health-care wars, my insurance company didn’t do anything to threaten my life.