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The Illusion Of Permanence

3/25/12 – My wife and son recently returned from a trip to Florida where they were visiting my in-laws.  They were gone for only six days, but when they returned, my son…Read More

The Unlived Life

11/21/10 – By nature I’ve always been an excessively introspective person.  My entire life I’ve believed, as Socrates said, that “the unexamined life isn’t worth living.”  Even now, my wife frequently accuses…Read More

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How I Met And Married My Wife

1/24/10 – I’m the eldest of four boys. In 2002, my second-youngest brother and his wife announced they were going to have a baby. The news absolutely floored me. This would be…Read More

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The Power Of Resolve

6/28/09 – People all over the world know the story of Helen Keller, the deaf-blind girl Annie Sullivan taught to communicate by spelling letters on her hands, whose story was depicted in…Read More

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Five Steps To Changing Any Behavior

3/22/09 – From quitting smoking to eating healthier to exercising regularly to getting more organized, most of us have a list of behaviors we’d like to begin (or end) that resist our attempts to do so. As…Read More

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Cigarette Smoking Is Caused By A Delusion

1/25/09 – I leaned back in my chair and breathed a heavy sigh. My patient noticed my discomfort. “I know I should quit,” he told me with a guilty shrug of his…Read More