Monthly Archives: March 2015

The long (if not lost) weekend

I’d rather not. Well, I’d rather not do lots of things. I’d rather not jump out of an airplane without a parachute. “Oh shit, is this gonna hurt!” I’d rather not drink strychnine like Barry Lyndon’s tormented wife in the … Continue reading

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Body and Body and Mind

One theory I heard long ago: physical illness is simply a way of subterfuge. The idea is that all illnesses are of the mind, of the improperly analyzed psyche, and that psychotherapy can rid us of our supposed physical maladies. This … Continue reading

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