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Absence

What fit of absence led me to pack a change of clothes for this afternoon and to forget to bring a jacket to wear that would keep me warm in the face of winter’s chills, not least when I am … Continue reading

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Shredding The Chords

Since I’ve been rather busy this weekend, even by the fairly busy standards of my time, I thought it would be interested to note one of the threads that kept on appearing throughout the course of my weekend’s activities despite … Continue reading

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On The Implications Of Public Health Arguments

Recently, I became aware that a friend of mine (and occasional collaborator in various projects relating to mental health) was working on research to discuss the public health approach to dealing with depression.  As there is some anecdotal evidence that … Continue reading

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On The Manichean Worldview Of Cannabis Enthusiasts

Quite appropriately, my thoughts on cannabis are similar to my thoughts on Canibus the rapper.  I think that they are good in some ways but that they have far too many enthusiastic fans who exaggerate their claims of greatness and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Open Heart

Open Heart, by Elie Wiesel As someone who has read a fair amount of the author’s body of work, there is still something poignant about this particular volume, written by the author after having open heart surgery (spoiler alert:  he … Continue reading

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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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