Published by admin on October 21, 2018

Unbearable

  I’ve been reading an amazing novel recently, Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being. If you’ve not yet read it, indulge yourself; it’s like sugar to a sweet tooth. As I was contemplating one of the chapters I finished today, the thought resistance is futile came up for me rather strongly. I had this sort of…

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Published by admin on September 26, 2018

The Day Whitney Houston Saved My Life

  I was in my car the other day, listening to the radio, and this song by Whitney Houston came on—And I… I… will always love… uuu—when a thought careened into me, almost blowing me off the road: Stop waiting, Alex. Waiting for what, you ask. To be happy.   Creeping into my subconscious, and…

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Published by admin on August 21, 2018

Unraveling

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Published by admin on July 30, 2018

Explorations of Pain

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Published by admin on March 31, 2018

Be Out of Control

  I had an epiphany today about these words. You are out of control.   In the common meaning: you are acting in a way that is not ok; i.e., too aggressive, too wild, too selfish, etc.   But a deeper cut is that you’re not in my control– and I don’t like it.   To be out…

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Published by admin on February 24, 2018

BAD FAITH

  A la one of my favorite Frenchmen (viva la France!) after Camus, that is– Sartre discussed the notion of “bad faith.”   What is bad faith? We were born into a world that already had a bunch of givens: how to behave how to live (though, ironically… not much of a manual for how…

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Published by admin on January 6, 2018

Back2Basic

It’s been a long, long while since I’ve written a blog post on here without trying to write something that was innovative, insightful or that was going to shake the online world. That kinda pressure equates to no writing. Lots of thinking, though. One of my favorite professors on Semester At Sea (no surprise, she…

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