One of the most frustrating situations in life is that of knowing you are having an illogical emotion, but having it anyway. The tragedy of this situation is perhaps second only to that of watching yourself act in accordance with that illogical emotion. In the wonderful collection of short stories Your Duck Is My Duck, by Deborah Eisenberg, many of...
I’m not going to tell you what a duck has to do with it. Obviously, you’ll enjoy the first story in the collection better if you discover the answer for yourself. The title of the short story collection Your Duck Is My Duck, by Deborah Eisenberg, is also the title of the first story in the collection. While the story...
Why are things the way they are? I recently wrote a post about someone who answers this question on a grand scale, encompassing all of humanity and time. But it’s also valuable to answer this question on a small scale: the scale of one person’s life. It’s especially valuable when that one person is you. Fiction helps here. No one—not...
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