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“The Completed ‘Unhidden Depths: Confessions of a Young Philosopher'”

“The Completed ‘Unhidden Depths: Confessions of a Young Philosopher’” Last Sunday, I finished a life work. I mean, finished it to my satisfaction. It’s done – as I always hoped it could be. Some years back, I had published an … Continue reading

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“Imperfections”

“Imperfections” I always wanted to grow up to be a great lover, a famous saint or – if it could be arranged – both. There were obstacles, the memory of which still visits me from time to time. For example, … Continue reading

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“Women Friends”

“Women Friends” The Ariadne’s Thread that connects one episode of one’s life to the next is provided by our women friends – the ones to whom our stories can be told. I have a high school friend (let us call … Continue reading

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“Fun”

“Fun” Whenever I really had fun, I hadn’t sought it and never called it that.  What times am I thinking of? There was the time a select group of us young colleagues, who were fired for resisting the powers that … Continue reading

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