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Like a Death Sentence

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I make my way downstairs looking for some lunch. As usual, the fridge is stocked with leftovers that have somehow improved with age. I grab some seb pulao, apple rice, and a masala dosa and make a plate, which I nuke for a minute before spooning on some pear chutney. Kings and princes don’t eat this well. I eat standing up in the kitchen. The house is surprisingly quiet. A few of the gang stick their heads in and say hello or ask for help clarifying some point or another, (Q: “Why am I always so dissatisfied? Why can’t I ever just be content?” A: “You weren’t born to be content. Your discontent is the engine that drives you, be grateful to it.” Q: “What does it mean if I saw a blue pearl during meditation?” A: “It means you saw a blue pearl during meditation.” Q: “Where’s the cream?” A: “Top shelf behind the juice.”), but for the most part the house is unusually silent. I don’t think there’s anything special going on, it’s just one of those low energy days. Everybody’s probably lying around, taking naps, reading, keeping to themselves..........

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Refiner’s Fire

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Fish Story

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After a while the phrase Baptism of Solitude appeared in my thoughts and quickly turned into a mellow yearning, so I figured what the hell, I asked for it; a deal’s a deal. I took a cab to Kennedy and booked a flight for Rabat by way of Madrid. I stayed in Essaouira where I read Paul Bowles, Cormac McCarthy, some Faulkner, and a book of Civil War letters aloud to myself. When I’d had enough of that,I went to Marrakech where I read Pullman, Rowling and Tolkien silently to myself. I avoided people and news and did less than I thought possible while time reshaped itself around me. After a few months I didn’t feel like being there anymore, I flew back to New York and got a reservation on the Friday afternoon Hamptons Reserve train, the Cannonball. Three hours later I was in Montauk and two months later it’s now...........

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18. Philosophy West

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When we look at Western philosophy, we see little more than armchair academics whose guiding light is not truth, but reputation and career. They have nothing to contribute, so they are effectively confined to clucking at each other and denying their irrelevance. A living philosophy is a journey of the most extreme proportions; a personal inferno, prolonged and bitterest conflict. To take just a single step on this journey is to leave the petty concerns of success and self-image behind forever, so yes, philosophers are non-participants and ideologues. They suit up like players and talk a good game, but never take the field........

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California Dreaming

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I usually just try to stay out of the LA area, but that’s hard to do when flying into LAX..............

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