Monthly Archives: December 2015

Why?

This is the mandatory end-of-year blog in which I ponder unanswerable questions. This year, I will not ruminate on things to come as my predictions have been consistently wrong, except for the one on Donald Trump that I made two … Continue reading

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Noël, 2015

The Christmas holidays are never a good time if there’s no family around, though I know some people would argue that having family during holidays is the definition of stress. Me, the little family I have left is some 3,000 … Continue reading

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Things Are Not Working

I wonder if it is time to admit that Things Are Not Working? I’ve always been a strong believer that the United States, as a country, has been a grand experiment based on the best principles humans could conceive at … Continue reading

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Christmas in Paris

The last Christmas we spent in France before coming to America was a somber affair. My two sisters, almost grown up by now, would not be going with us. One was attending school in London, and the other, though still … Continue reading

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The Good Doctor

So my good doctor is retiring. He told me this as he was gazing at the video screen and manipulating a tiny camera in my innards. “Hmm, well, you’ll see Dr. K next time. Looks good. Yes. I’m leaving. February. … Continue reading

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Testing

Cancer test tomorrow and as always I’m getting antsy. The last two exams went well; the cancer in my bladder is being kept at bay. I’m doing the stuff I’ve been told to do, going through a big gallon jug … Continue reading

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Aftermath

The birthday-party-naked-Nazi-woman-film fiasco had repercussions. Psychology was very fashionable that year in France. B.F. Skinner had been featured in Paris Match and my mother knew everything about free will being an illusion. She’d been particularly taken by the notion that … Continue reading

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