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A Waste of Consciousness (Part 1)

March 17, 2012

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I have no real understanding of the human nervous system, this mass of interconnected cells that I use every second of every day. For example, it baffles me that I can start talking about something, especially in response to a question, without hesitation and with no idea of what’s going to come out of my […]

Are You Going to Take That Back?

June 6, 2010

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Still another fuzzy corner of life: What can you return? We have certain conventions in our society, and while we may not have them written down and it’s possible we’ve never even thought about them, we know what they are. For the most part. If you buy twelve cans of cat food, open one, and […]