Summary of My Discontent

Sit back, relax and enjoy your flight

Despite federal law, we won’t insult your intelligence by describing how to buckle a seatbelt.

Summary of My Discontent

Playing possum

I’ve had a lot of interesting jobs in my life: paper boy, furniture mover, jewelry salesman, broker, writer, editor, education bureaucrat, cattle ranch hand, dot-com executive, marketing ween

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I’m sorry for causing this recession

Obviously, I did not cause this recession overnight. I planted the seeds of our economic ruin back in 2001, when President Bush asked us to shop.

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Mandatory fun

On a grassy Hoosier hillside, a towheaded young lad rode his Tonka truck into the perimeter of a puppy that was tethered to a stake.

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Reduce stress with these tips

A recent issue of Wired magazine included a story about Stanford University neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky’s quest to create a “stress vaccine.” Such a vaccine would allow us to a

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Lawn time gone

She was a green, urban hippie in love with an exurban man.

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A meditation on meditation

Ultimately, all our difficulties arise from one basic illusion. We believe in the inherent existence of ourselves and all other phenomena.

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I don’t say this often enough

I love you. You really mean the world to me. I’m ashamed that I sometimes get caught up in the maelstrom of everyday living and neglect to tell you how important you are to me.

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I see dead people

“Extreme social networking,” the latest wave to sweep both the Internet and Silicon Valley venture-capital circles, has opened a new frontier: chatting with the dead.

Summary of My Discontent

How to drive women wild

When German pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim asked the Food and Drug Administration to approve its new Viagra-like drug for women, the Internet’s jabbering classes became obses