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The Way Things Really Are

But there are serious downsides as well, and for those of you contemplating continuing to grow older, you need to know this.
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The Results Are In

As for me, approximately 60,000 years ago my people were hanging out in Ethiopia or thereabouts.
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Shakespeare on the Banjo

Genius Wannabe

“What I admire most about geniuses — and why I’ve always wanted to be one so badly — is that a genius can be a wonderful genius, but other than that, really doesn’t have to be smart.”
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slowroadtofear

Slow Road to Fear

At some point in my early 40s, and for only a couple of years, I developed a fear of heights. I’m sure there’s a name for this — a temporary fear of heights beginning in one’s early 40s. If only
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This Way to Wallace Avenue

This Way to Wallace Avenue

If there is or ever has been an opposite of me in the world — the un-Daniel — I think it would have to be a settler.
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Early Culinary Adventurers

As a general proposition, I think food is a good thing. I love food. Not all food, of course — squid is chewy, and I’d rather eat a pine tree than one of my dogs. But most of what people
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Saved by the Beach

Saved by the Beach

But the wind at the beach is constant, and lighting a cigarette is a challenge.
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Enough with the Gifts

Enough with the Gifts

The best Easter I ever had, though, was in 1976. I was 17 years old — not a kid and not an adult either.
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Longing for a River

Longing for a River

There are some words, like rabid dogs and some family members, that are best avoided.
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True Love

True Love

So one night I am, again, alone, and I decide to take myself out for dinner.
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