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Trivial vs. Significant

You’ve been traveling for your entire life to get to where you are right now.  Everything you’ve done, every decision you’ve made, every tragedy you’ve suffered and joy you’ve exalted has brought you to where you are right now.  And … Continue reading

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Marriage and the Cynic

Marriage: a dusty relic of a bygone era.  A contractual agreement between families for political or material reasons.  An instrument of perpetuating outdated gender roles under the guise of advantageous child-rearing.  A tradition whose commencement is pompous, egocentric, and undeniably … Continue reading

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Connections

In a previous period of my life, back when I would actually make an effort to meet people, I found myself meddling in several romantic entanglements that were neither romantic nor were they entanglements.  The years would go by as … Continue reading

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Cousins: the weirdness of kin

I imagine my experience with cousins is probably similar to yours – there are cousins with which I grew up and saw frequently, and there are cousins with which I didn’t grow up and saw infrequently.  But they all share … Continue reading

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A World of Effigies

Allow me to begin with an excerpt from a six pack of beer: “…You ever notice how everything has to be today’s version of yesterday’s whatever… Sometimes we wonder what the world would be like if everything was perceived for … Continue reading

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Life: the Struggle between One’s Past and Irrelevance

It seems to me that life is a struggle between One’s Past and Irrelevance. Note – the struggle is not between One’s Self and Irrelevance.  I am not irrelevant.  I will never be irrelevant.  You are not irrelevant, nor will … Continue reading

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