#BeatWinter: A Social Experiment (20 of 90)

Erectile dysfunction is a multidimensional but common male sexual dysfunction that involves an alteration in any of the components of the erectile response, including organic, relational and psychological. Roles for nonendocrine (neurogenic, vasculogenic and iatrogenic) and endocrine pathways have been proposed. Owing to its strong association with metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease, cardiac assessment may […]

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The Polyphonic Spree

Sometimes life breaks the right way. The stars align. The seas part. I’ve given up worrying about how long it will last or what it all means. It’s enough, for me, that the moments right now are perfect. This is what that feels like:

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Impossibly Really Hard (16 of 90)

I’ve been thinking about impossible lately. There is no one particular reason for this. No looming task staring me down, causing me great angst about my life. No reason for me to dread. It’s more conceptual. More philosophical. Because I’ve come to realize a telling factoid about myself: I don’t believe anything is impossible. I […]

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Things That Make Me Happy (13 of 90)

I spend too much time in my head sometimes, time that would be better spent celebrating the goodness that surrounds me. I don’t think we do enough of that. My parents, gosh darn it, are still alive and kicking it around the country. They are currently on their annual 3-month tour of the country. My […]

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Words on the Page (11 of 90)

My life changed forever on May 11, 2008. It wasn’t the first time my life had changed. It certainly wasn’t the last. And while it turned out to be for the better, the immediate change didn’t feel particularly good. As I used to hear someone say: You think when you quit drinking that you’re life […]

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The Plan (10 of 90)

I started writing today’s post, a rather in-depth treatise about my five-year plan. The first explicit plan I’ve had in my life. When I realized something: I’m not ready to share that will you. It’s nothing personal, I promise. Although I’ve always found that particular phrase, when applied to a relationship, trite. After all, if […]

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Never, Quite (8 of 90)

Off-handedly I found out that she got married. She met a guy, had a baby, got married and moved into the hill country of Marin County. I always expected to hear that particular story. Or a version of that story. At least the end of the story. That didn’t change the sinking feeling I felt […]

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A Life in Time (4 of 90)

The concept of spacetime combines space and time to a single abstract "space", for which a unified coordinate system is chosen. Typically three spatial dimensions (length, width, height), and one temporal dimension (time) are required. — Wikipedia entry on Spacetime I’m not feeling particularly deep tonight, which is okay. I suspect that I am full […]

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90 in 90

1. I preach to my kids: write every day. I should stop there and clarify that sentence. Because I don’t exactly have kids. I am a professor. I have students. But they are mine. At least for 17 weeks each semester. My job is to help them find the tools they need to go live […]

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Standing in the Shower…Thinking

Sometimes I float. I couldn’t tell you exactly what brings upon these moods in my life anymore than I could tell you when I’m anchored down. Surely there are ideas, tiny thoughts that bounce around in my brain. Dissecting. Always dissecting. The eternal search for that One Thing that will make it all clear. That […]

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