Tag Archives: philosophy

Just a Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down

September 29, 2012

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Let’s just be straight about this: It’s all bullshit. Well, not really IT. IT is what IT is. I’m talking about your notions and versions of what it all is. Your -isms. Your pretty little encompassing boxes with colorful, thematic wrapping and maybe a nice bow or some other appealing accessories to make it presentable, […]

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Adventures in Group Therapy

March 27, 2012

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I went into that first Narcotics Anonymous meeting like I’ve gone into so many things: wide-eyed and daunted. One of the reasons I had picked this group, beyond the proximity to the homestead, was the size of the group. More people meant more anonymity.  “Nothing to see here, folks. Let’s keep moving…” My reason for being […]

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In Through the Out Door

November 26, 2011

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We are somewhat diametric creatures, so the story goes. Those quick on the uptake readily recognize that we are animal. Inspection reveals a chemically charged bag of bones. A collective of evolved responses to physical stimuli, if you will. And for some of us…hell, perhaps many, we can stop right there. The view is just fine, […]

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Hummer

October 30, 2011

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The goddamn hum was relentless. He didn’t really remember when it started or, to be precise, when he became aware of it. Night time, when things died down a bit. Late, when the wall of white man voodoo subsided such that the signal to noise ratio permitted the 18-wheeler or rice-rocket over on the main […]

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