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Episode 30 – “A Stop at Willoughby”

Can life be bad enough that death looks inviting? Or could death be good enough that life pales in comparison?  In “A Stop at Willoughby” we experience the confrontation with attraction of death from both the inside and the outside. … Continue reading

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Episode 28 – “A Nice Place to Visit”

One way to try to get a handle on the nature of the good, and of evil, is to reflect on our desires and their possible fulfillment.  We think of the good as the state in which our desires are … Continue reading

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Episode 24 – “Long Live Walter Jameson”

“It’s death that gives this world its point.” So asserts Walter Jameson, and he should know. Somehow, thousands of years ago, he achieved the ability to not age. He’s not a superman. He could succumb to an accident  or possibly … Continue reading

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Episode 20 – “Elegy”

Three astronauts, lost in space, sometime in the future, land on a planet  a lot like earth. There are barns, dogs, and people, but nothing moves. The upshot: They’ve arrived at a cemetery,  and though they don’t know it, it’s … Continue reading

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Episode 19 – “The Purple Testament”

“He has come to open the purple testament of bleeding war.” (Richard III) War is hell, but imagine that you could predict who would live and who would die in combat. Lieutenant Fitzgerald acquires that ability, first in combat with … Continue reading

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