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On the Meaning of Life

On the Meaning of Life

In 1988, the editors of LIFE magazine asked 300 “wise” women and men this question: “What is the meaning of life?” They asked housewives and famous authors, politicians and poets.  Personally, I liked Charles Bukowski’s answer best: “We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble … Continue reading

Six Billion Realities

Six Billion Realities

As I drove through my parents’ neighborhood one afternoon, I asked myself questions about the families in the houses to my left and right. What tragedies had befallen these people?  How much emotional baggage did these people carry?  Were they fighting?  Watching TV?  Were their families functional?  Did SSRIs sit in their medicine cabinets?  Were … Continue reading