Category Archives: Personal Stuff

For Everything, a Season

My eye was initially caught by the reflection of the trees on the surface of the near-still water along the opposite shore. But when I looked through the view finder to compose the scene, it was the yellow leaves that … Continue reading

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Memento Mori

Memento mori. “Remember your death.” Or, more poetically, “Remember that you are mortal.” In Plato’s Phaedo we hear Socrates say that the proper practice of philosophy is “about nothing else but dying and being dead.” In other words, the inescapable … Continue reading

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Creativity As Sacred Act

A therapist I was seeing once asked me, “What nurtures you?” This is a deep question, and it took me the remainder of the week to answer it. Many things nurture me to a greater or lesser degree, but the … Continue reading

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My Brain Is Dying

There is a medical alert bracelet on my left wrist. Medical alert bracelets are there to notify others of some special condition in the event that the wearer cannot speak for himself. Things like diabetes, allergies, heart conditions, epilepsy, and … Continue reading

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Why Did You Do That?

“Why did you do that?” she asks. I opt for honesty. “I have no idea.” It’s true. I don’t know why I do most of the things I do. I never have. I used to think I did. Back when … Continue reading

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