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Life of the Mind

Stuff for the Stupefied

Stuff for the Stupefied

I’m easily overwhelmed. Maybe that’s not the right word. Stupefied. That’s closer. There are topics, issues, subjects that I’m just not equipped to handle. I can’t understand why the Millennium started in 2001 instead of 2000. You can...

Faith and Doubt

Faith and Doubt

At the beginning of this year, I went through minor surgery, so minor in fact, that I was awake throughout. As I looked at the instruments, remembered the description of the procedure, and contemplated the cutting and poking and burning and sewing that was going to...

A sprinting, squinting, shoving age

A sprinting, squinting, shoving age

“In the future there will be no internet. There will only be a machine that you step into and it sucks 10 years out of your life.” -Mike Birbiglia I saw this quote when looking for a similar one, and then got distracted by a tweet from Judy Bloom (yes, she is on...