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The girl with one eye

Once upon a beach, a girl with one eye said something about pain that still rings in my ears today. She’d been flung off a speeding motorcycle and had faceplanted a tree stump. It was a miracle she’d survived. The impact took out half her skull, and I could still feel the steel plates in […]

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Everything is change

It’s human nature to look for meaning in the world; to attach labels and think up laws to make sense of the chaos. But there is only one True Constant in the Universe: everything changes. All empires eventually falter. Our things break and need replacing. Fashions cycle, meanings shift, and one way or another, every […]

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What if you had to live today forever?

We watched 50 First Dates last weekend. It’s the one where Adam Sandler gives up chasing all the women to chase one (Drew Barrymore) who will never remember him for more than an afternoon — because she has anterograde amnesia. Drew can’t remember a single day since her memory was damaged. She does the same […]

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Did you try restarting?

Beep Every morning, we’re born again. What we do today is what matters most. Your cache is cleared. The slate is wiped clean. There’s no sense in tripping yourself up with guilt or fantasizing about how things could have been different. You can’t change the past. It is done. Now, forget what did or didn’t […]