Readers’ Choice

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A sampling of readers’ favorite posts, based on a highly unscientific and utterly random survey.

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Under the Toad

The World According to Garp book cover
Fact: Middle-aged men are committing suicide in increasing numbers.


Active Gratitude

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Giving thanks can also include giving back.


All We Really Need to Know?

Fun with Dick and Jane book cover
Did we really learn everything we need to know in kindergarten?


Conflict Irresolution
his fault, her fault road sign

As long as Israelis and Palestinians choose recrimination over of resolution, nothing will change.


Death and Life: A Tale of Two Parks
Zuccotti Park

Occupy Wall Street  lived for a time in a park next to the 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan, providing two very different experiences.


Good Bless America
American Flag waving in breeze

A true patriot will celebrate an inclusive and tolerant America.


I Forget
memory album

On memory, pain and taking the long view.


We the People

Declaration of Independence


A dream candidate with a platform we can all support.

Is Stupid the New Black?
boy in dunce cap

When did it become fashionable to reject facts and willfully embrace ignorance?


On Not Writing About Death
falling angel painting

Thinking about death has taught me quite a bit about life.