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no longer immune

June 19, 2009

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No longer immune What has happened to the barrier? What has happened to the cushion? What has happened to the front, the façade, the mask I used to don so quickly, so conveniently, so comfortably? I used to answer the question, “how are you?” with “fine” . . . and really mean it. But now […]

community: a matter of life and death?

June 4, 2009

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“There was no suicide, no alcoholism, no drug addiction, and very little crime. They didn’t have anyone on welfare. Then we looked at peptic ulcers. They didn’t have any of those either. These people were dying of old age. That’s it.” (Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers, p. 7) “Living a long life, the conventional wisdom at the […]