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Aspiring Renaissance Man
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Don't Call Your Child Names
Anyone who has ever had the experience of watching 2-year-olds play together knows that it is not all fun and games. At age 2, children have figured out that might-makes-right, but they have not figured out concepts like private property, or the benefits of...
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For Those Who Drink Egg Nog
Nina loved egg nog, but her stomach worked in a peculiar
way. She could only drink four ounces of egg not, and four ounces exactly. If
she drank even a drop more than four ounces, she would get a stomach ache. If
she drank even a drop less than four ounces,...
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A Blue Valentine To Technology
Many years ago, I spent much of my time vying for the
attention of a very lovely young woman. I showered her with gifts. I floated
gently behind her on a cloud of euphoria the likes of which I had never
experienced before. Willingly and ambitiously, I commi...
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Creatures Of Habit
Imagine that you’re an infant. In the main, you get what you want by crying. If you’re hungry, you cry, and then someone arrives to hold you, comfort you and give you food. If you’re tired, you cry, and then someone comes along and holds you close, rocks yo...
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Moby Ryan
I need to write more. I need to write more because I want to be a writer. I met a role model of mine recently, and he suggested that I consider writing. It was an inspirational suggestion, but I hasten to add that I have long wanted to be a writer. Indeed, ...
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Books That Influenced Me
Tyler
Cowen reminds us of a blog post he wrote seven years ago, “ Books
which have influenced me the most .” At the end of this earlier post, Cowen
writes, “I would encourage other bloggers to offer similar lists.” It sounds
like fun, and I’d like to do jus...
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Bike Review: Windsor Clockwork Plus (Part 3)
Well, today’s post ought to take you back a few years. Four and a half years back, in fact. It was March 2013 when last I blogged about my Windsor Clockwork Plus bike. ( Read Part 1 here .) Back then, I promised a subsequent review once I’d had enough time ...
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Don't Try To Teach Bears Japanese
Maybe there are people out there who are so in-tune with themselves from the time they are born that they never have to wind through the same kind of endless journey of self-discovery that I have. If you're one of those people, I have two things to say to y...
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Every Food Is A Dead End
Most of us, when we imagine a very unhealthy person's diet, imagine that it consists of fast food, empty calories, excessive alcohol, excessive fat, chips, candy, and so on. At the other end of the spectrum is the model of a healthy eater, but this is much ...
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What You Control And What You Do Not
I was discussing an issue over social media the other day. Someone had provided a quotation arguing for X. I said that I disagreed with X, and gave my reasons. My interlocutor accused me of arguing for Y. I stated that I was not arguing for Y, but he insist...
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