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Episode 87 – “A Piano in the House”

A birthday party is a gathering of friends and relatives of the birthday boy, or girl, man, or, in this case, woman. Mr. Fitzgerald Fortune, a theater critic, has invited friends and colleagues from the world of the theater to … Continue reading

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Episode 86 – “Kick the Can”

How should we live in old age, if we achieve it? How should we evaluate our life  when we are old, and in evaluating it how should we take into account the arc of existence that includes the infirmities and limitations that come … Continue reading

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Episode 56 – “Static”

What distinguishes memory from imagination? Certainly our memories inform our imagination. When we imagine what might have been, in contrast to what was, we go beyond our memories to paint a picture of alternative states of affairs.  That’s what happens … Continue reading

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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 8 – “Time Enough at Last”

“Make it quick and get back to your cage!” That’s the command Henry Bemis’s bank president boss barks out after berating him for reading on the job, and more generally for his interest in poetry, fiction, and books generally, an … Continue reading

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