Tag Archives: well-being

Episode 156 – “The Bewitchin’ Pool”

This final offering from  The Twilight Zone  takes up a theme treated in at least four prior episodes, the nature of marriage, but with a difference. “Young Man’s Fancy,” “Passage on the Lady Anne,” “Spur of the Moment,” and “What’s … Continue reading

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Episode 143 – “Queen of the Nile”

We readily acknowledge that the well-being and survival of non-human animals is often at the expense of other living things, that increasing the lifespan of one creature, a predator,  means shortening the lifespan of another, its prey. In the ordinary … Continue reading

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Episode 137 – “Number Twelve Looks Just Like You”

In “Eye of the Beholder” Miss Janet Tyler’s appearance is different from that of most members of the society in which she lives, and she agrees to undergo an operation to bring her into conformity with others. In “Number Twelve … Continue reading

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Episode 132 – “Ninety Years Without Slumbering”

The elderly are often marginalized, discounted as mentally deficient, and viewed as a drain on the resources earmarked for the young and well. “Ninety Years Without Slumbering” follows on the heels of  “A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain.” Both … Continue reading

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Episode 131 – “A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain”

Among the most fundamental features of being human is that we are living things, and like all living things, we age and ultimately we die.  It may seem odd, but there are many philosophers who have denied or downplayed this … Continue reading

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