November 10, 2014
Reason tells me that death’s leveling wake reduces life to irrelevancy, but some part of me chooses life over and over again.
October 13, 2014
This research, David McRaney points out, challenges the value of introspection in many domains of life.
October 2, 2014
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.
September 16, 2014
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.
September 8, 2014
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.
August 27, 2014
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 […]
August 25, 2014
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 […]