Monthly Archives: September 2014

“Chronology”

“Chronology” From precognitive dreams, where the future is recognizably predicted before it happens, we can infer that time is other than what ordinarily we think it is. From the way philosophers have sometimes talked, mathematicians and physicists too on occasion, … Continue reading

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“The Comparative Lightness of Being”

“The Comparative Lightness of Being” Except for the dentistry, this old world seems to be going from bad to worse. It’s been downhill for decades. Neighborhoods going to hell. Small businesses and specialty shops closing. Anti-Semitism at a toxic high. … Continue reading

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“Seizing the Narrative”

“Seizing the Narrative” Long ago, I waited in New York City for a promised letter from Paris that never came. My first love, not a good correspondent, nor a good keeper of promises, was a communist. Not a party member, … Continue reading

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“A Woman’s Standing”

“A Woman’s Standing” Up to adolescence, the question of standing as a woman did not arise. You had the friends who wanted to play with you. You could be rated as an athlete or a student or (at the high … Continue reading

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“Burnout”

“Burnout” I am suffering from burnout. Until the other day, I hadn’t noticed it as a specific complaint. The symptoms? A sense that nothing means anything any more. Every climb of the ant up the anthill will be followed by … Continue reading

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