Monthly Archives: May 2009

The Prophet

As an infant, I was named Samuel after the Biblical prophet of the same name.  Well, the romanized version of the name, at any rate.  My mother chose to give me that name because, like the mother of the famous … Continue reading

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Matrices

In a very interesting way, much of our life is built upon matrices.  From the nuclear matrix to the germinal matrix to the scoring matrix which is used for assessing our performance at school or work, our lives are borne … Continue reading

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The Game

As a kid, I played games just like most people do.  I played peek-a-boo.  I played games that I made up with whatever I happened to find out in the yard or the woods.  I played games with boards and … Continue reading

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Memento Mori

Unlike a Roman general reveling in his moment of triumph, I do not need to be reminded of my own mortality.  In fact, I cannot seem to forget my mortality even when I would prefer to do so. My thought … Continue reading

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Nothing To Say

Sometimes there just isn’t much to say.  At least not for me. As I sit in my usual corner of the bar, people occasionally glance my way.  But never for long.  It seems as if they always have plenty to … Continue reading

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Paying the Price

One of Newton’s laws of motion tells us that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.  On a basic physical level, actions have a certain cost.  It’s a less mathematical relationship but perhaps an even more true … Continue reading

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The Barrier

Our lives are often full of relationships with family, friends, lovers, and acquaintances.  And there is often a barrier that exists in one or more of those relationships.  Maybe it’s something simple like geographical distance or complex like a lot … Continue reading

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