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Why I Failed to Notice that I’m Happy

Why I Failed to Notice that I’m Happy Lately, I’ve been passing through what a friend called “a perfect storm” of setbacks.  When they mount to a certain number, you can’t tell what’s big and what’s little.  Anyway, they came … Continue reading

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“Marriage”

“Marriage” Marriage has always seemed to me a great mystery. Clearly it has a political aspect. To most people, this is at least somewhat apparent. In an earlier American era, the negative politics of single womanhood was quite obvious. Take … Continue reading

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“Friendly Fire”

“Friendly Fire” Sartre and Merleau-Ponty were among the more influential of the twentieth-century’s French philosophers. They had been friends, but Sartre had broken with Merleau-Ponty over some political disagreement. When Merleau-Ponty died in mid-life, prematurely, Sartre felt free to write … Continue reading

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“Finding Mr. Right”

“Finding Mr. Right” To marry off Abigail was never a cinch. My undergraduate years passed in a women’s college to which I commuted from a home that interested me more than my professors did, much less the callow young male … Continue reading

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“Authenticity”

“Authenticity” Today I was talking long-distance to my friend Sally in Maine and mentioned that I wanted to write something on “authenticity.”  (Sally and I are lifelong friends.)  Her comment?  “Authenticity is staying friends over a lifetime.” Why was that … Continue reading

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