Author Archives: Luke Ford

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been noted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (

Bloody Panico

Geoffrey Wheatcroft writes in the New York Review: * 2022 will be remembered as the year of two monarchs and three prime ministers, not to mention four chancellors of the exchequer, five education secretaries, and more than thirty resignations from … Continue reading

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Chekhov – The Master of Concealment

From the April 6, 2023 New York Review of Books: How straightforward Chekhov stories seem, and yet how strangely moving. Like the soul as he understood it, they appear simple but are profoundly mysterious. In her splendid book Reading Chekhov … Continue reading

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LA Marathon Finish

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Oxytocin Is Pretty Racist (3-19-23)

01:00 Maybe the sheep know something? 05:00 Trump is king 08:00 Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect, 18:40 Why do people seek out pain? For meaning, connection and identity, 25:00 What People Still Don’t Get About … Continue reading

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Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect

Here are some highlights from this 2013 book: * Oxytocin appears to alter the dopaminergic response of mammals to their own infants, tipping the balance from avoidance to approach. It has been suggested that oxytocin is a love drug or … Continue reading

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