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Train of Thought

January 10, 2012

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Most of us spent our childhoods bouncing back and forth between our own wants and the demands of various authority figures. In many ways, it seemed like some kind of game that we woke up in the middle of, and that required us to figure out the rules as we went along. Gradually, through a […]

Choosing to Grow Up

May 27, 2010

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(This essay was first published in my local newspaper, way back in 2003.) Summer is approaching fast, high school graduation time, and another wave of fresh faces is about to slam into the beach. I call it the Great Rude Awakening. Maybe they’re off to college, where they’ll find that their professors will flunk them […]