The Bucket List: Human, All Too Human

November 10, 2014

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HumanReason

Reason tells me that death’s leveling wake reduces life to irrelevancy, but some part of me chooses life over and over again.

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Preferences v. Reasons: What the Heart Knows, the Mind Shouldn’t Explain.

October 13, 2014

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Preferences

This research, David McRaney points out, challenges the value of introspection in many domains of life.

On the Remembrance of Things Past: Heading West To Paradise Lost and Found.

October 2, 2014

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The Garden of Eden

Remembering is like heading west to find the Indies, one hopes for Asia, but, in the end, one only ever discovers, colonizes, and exploits a new world.

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A Demon in the Castle: The Making of an Unfortunate Hero.

September 16, 2014

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Violence

Unfortunately, many children do grow up in households in which demons and monsters roam freely, and the child’s survival depends on avoiding, containing, or defeating them.

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The Worth in the While of the Noisy Exercise of Existence: Me and Kool and the Gang’s Joanna

September 8, 2014

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Autobiography

The indubitable experience of love, in and of itself, is a well-spring of uncertainty and, through it, an immeasurable ocean of vulnerability is discovered.

On A Day Like Any Other: A Note to Self.

August 27, 2014

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Details

In the summer of 2000, I was in a bit of a panic. Unbelievably, on August 27th, 2000, I was due to turn twenty-six, which meant I had to start rounding my age up to thirty, which was half way to sixty, which was only five years from retirement, which was practically the same as […]

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Depression Was His Name-O: Naming My Big Black Dog.

August 25, 2014

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Screenshot 2014-08-19 at 11.01.56 AM

A friend recently posted to Facebook this very effective account of depression. Watching it got me thinking about my own black dog. At some point in my late teens or  early 20s, a good friend, and, at that time, a wildlife rehabilitator, said to me point blank, “Sterling, I think, you are depressed.” At the […]

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