Monthly Archives: June 2013

John Gray’s Attitude of Contemplative Gratitude

… until you really see ¬†(this is one of my own recent drawings) John Gray’s Straw Dogs was (and is) the most important book I’ve ever read. I read it at exactly the right time in my life, and it … Continue reading

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Nobody Looks Like Who They Are

self-portrait I drew as an anxious young man (left) and three recent photos taken of me by others When I look at myself in the mirror, and try to see myself the way others see me, the person I see … Continue reading

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When Was the Last Time You Didn’t Feel Tired?

Back in early 2010 I read Ran Prieur’s¬†warning that when you have, at last, the time and opportunity and freedom to do nothing, nothing is all you will want to do, and you may then remain depressed for a long … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Scientism and the Fear of the Unknowable

  Photo of brain-imaging from Reuters Curtis White, like me a student of modern culture and a self-avowed atheist, is probably best known to readers of this blog for his environmental writing in Orion magazine. He has a new book, … Continue reading

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