Piers Sellers has written about his terminal cancer and how he is dealing with it. Perhaps not the sort of thing often seen in the New York Times or commented on at Rabett Run.
Sellers, a former astronaut, Deputy Director of Science at Goddard Space Flight Center and Acting Head of the Earth Sciences Division, has lead a full life likely to be cut short.
Having read the article Eli takes away the same feeling that one of the writers to the Times, nick fras did. An amazing piece, wise, terrifically eloquent, modest and momentus.
I have never read anything that captures so well the joys, privileges and responsibilities of being a scientist.