Monthly Archives: October 2011

Prairie Voles

Sense of smell is primal. Sometimes, riding the bus into work, I smell my seat-mates, which is not always pleasant. Sweat, vomit, cigarettes and booze smells waft downwind.

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Feelings of Schadenfreude crept into my sinews this week, making me feel delightful contrition in one fell swoop. How superficial to admit I enjoy the misfortune of others: the antithesis of being empathic. But sometimes a situation gels before your … Continue reading

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