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Worthy of Life

I have always felt the need to justify not only my desire for basic human goods, such as affection and employment, but my very existence. My childhood was not to blame, as my parents ensured that I had everything to help me succeed professionally and thrive as a human being. I had no shortage of . . . . Continue Reading »

Talking to Heraclitus

“Life has the name of life but in reality it is death,” writes Heraclitus. No Bronx boy, even one who has celebrated his eighty-fourth birthday, has enough chutzpah to argue with that. Yet having survived to so ripe an age, I find that when it comes to death, I prefer a more American voice, . . . . Continue Reading »

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