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Book Review: I Am Helen Keller

I Am Helen Keller, by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos Helen Keller is a fascinating test case when it comes to heroism.  Her relationship with her devoted teacher Anne Sullivan and her resourcefulness in overcoming the problems that resulted … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Counting Crows

I grew up listening to this band’s music all of the time on the radio, and a fair amount of the band’s music is a part of my own personal music collection, and so I worry that my fondness for … Continue reading

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On The Delicate Art of Aging Gracefully

Late last week Eminem dropped a surprise album that was appropriately titled Kamikaze.  In the album, he rips at all of the people who didn’t like his last album and thought he had fallen off.  In his 40’s, Eminem is … Continue reading

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Nous Sommes Trahis Par Nos Corps Et Nos Esprits

i. Why is it that some cell inside your breast decided to stop working and stop what it was doing and then said, “Now I will simply divide and do nothing more for the rest of my days.”  Where did … Continue reading

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Getting On Your Hobble Horse

One of the conversation habits of others I tend to find particularly irksome is when someone has a hobby horse that they bring up at every available opportunity.  As someone with a wide variety of interests, I tend to find … Continue reading

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Letters From The Mailbox: Part Two

Yesterday, I received the following message in my inbox as part of an ongoing conversation I have had with a reader, and I thought I would share the e-mail and some brief comments about it, as I perceive that it … Continue reading

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And Hide Like Vampires From The Daylight

I find it frequently uncomfortable to have my blood drawn and to deal with medical professionals checking my blood pressure and so on.  I have previously noted [1] that this has been a stressful and not very enjoyable phenomenon in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Body Keeps The Score

The Body Keeps The Score:  Brain, Mind, And Body In The Healing Of Trauma, by Bessel Van Der Kolk This book took a long time for me to get from the library after I had requested it, and once I … Continue reading

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Book Review: It Didn’t Start With You

It Didn’t Start With You:  How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are And How To End The Cycle, by Mark Wolynn I think I would have liked this book a lot more had the author been more interested in … Continue reading

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O Tinnitus (After Gerard Manley Hopkins)

O Tinnitus, buzzing in my ears– Wretched blasted buzzing thickets– Haunted my life for years With a sound like chirping crickets. Does this sound come from playing The noble viola for too long? Or is the sound due to laying … Continue reading

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