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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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Who invited Eeyore?

You don’t need me to tell you that life can be pretty bleak sometimes. All the great philosophers from Cicero and Buddha to Louis CK have nailed it: life is suffering. Ironically, it seems that the reason that life is suffering is to keep us alive. There’s a little old nut-shaped part of your brain […]