Investigative journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin is the author of Carved in Sand: When Attention Fails and Memory Fades in Midlife published by HarperCollins in 2007. She’s written for many national magazines on topics that include healthcare neuroscience business public policy travel art design and culture. A popular speaker she’s booking lectures that enlighten patients health care practitioners corporations and medical facilities about how to manage back pain. Cathryn is married to Ron Ramin a music composer. They have two adult sons Avery and Oliver and a Jack Russell-Daschundt mix dog named Dasch after the punctuation mark which he resembles. She divides her time between Northern California and New York City.