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- kurtster - Nov 30, 2023 - 12:42am
- Steely_D - Nov 29, 2023 - 10:45pm
The Obituary Page
- R_P - Nov 29, 2023 - 9:03pm
Other Medical Stuff
- kurtster - Nov 29, 2023 - 6:12pm
November 2023 Photo Theme - Perspective
- Alchemist - Nov 29, 2023 - 4:58pm
Radio Paradise NFL Pick'em Group
- rgio - Nov 29, 2023 - 3:38pm
Talk Behind Their Backs Forum
- VV - Nov 29, 2023 - 1:00pm
Wordle - daily game
- geoff_morphini - Nov 29, 2023 - 12:13pm
Download Manager IPhone problems
- RPnate1 - Nov 29, 2023 - 11:31am
RP On Windows Media Player?
- William - Nov 29, 2023 - 10:00am
RP Daily Trivia Challenge
- lily34 - Nov 29, 2023 - 8:44am
- black321 - Nov 29, 2023 - 7:42am
Today in History
- Red_Dragon - Nov 29, 2023 - 5:57am
Radio Paradise Comments
- lily34 - Nov 29, 2023 - 5:54am
Bug Reports & Feature Requests
- hoppie - Nov 29, 2023 - 5:47am
- kurtster - Nov 29, 2023 - 5:22am
- R_P - Nov 28, 2023 - 5:41pm
What the hell OV?
- oldviolin - Nov 28, 2023 - 4:13pm
Things You Thought Today
- oldviolin - Nov 28, 2023 - 3:48pm
- R_P - Nov 28, 2023 - 1:38pm
- lily34 - Nov 28, 2023 - 9:59am
- kcar - Nov 28, 2023 - 9:09am
The Dragons' Roost
- GeneP59 - Nov 28, 2023 - 8:59am
Name My Band
- GeneP59 - Nov 28, 2023 - 8:58am
- black321 - Nov 28, 2023 - 7:38am
NY Times Spelling Bee
- lily34 - Nov 28, 2023 - 6:48am
New mix, what would you like to see ?
- KurtfromLaQuinta - Nov 28, 2023 - 6:27am
Tech - what makes RP sound so good?
- William - Nov 27, 2023 - 5:37pm
USA! USA! USA!
- R_P - Nov 27, 2023 - 1:35pm
- oldviolin - Nov 27, 2023 - 1:32pm
- oldviolin - Nov 27, 2023 - 11:52am
- miamizsun - Nov 27, 2023 - 10:37am
♥ ♥ ♥ Vote For Pie ♥ ♥ ♥
- miamizsun - Nov 27, 2023 - 10:36am
What Puts You In the Christmas Mood?
- miamizsun - Nov 27, 2023 - 10:34am
iPad wake screen
- michaelmuller - Nov 27, 2023 - 10:11am
the Todd Rundgren topic
- Coaxial - Nov 27, 2023 - 9:36am
Mixtape Culture Club
- ColdMiser - Nov 27, 2023 - 7:46am
Lyrics That Remind You of Someone
- oldviolin - Nov 26, 2023 - 8:25pm
- Bill_J - Nov 26, 2023 - 5:58pm
- uaerez - Nov 26, 2023 - 12:30pm
Shameless Band Promotion - West Coast Division
- sunybuny - Nov 26, 2023 - 11:56am
- Red_Dragon - Nov 26, 2023 - 10:45am
HALF A WORLD
- oldviolin - Nov 26, 2023 - 9:54am
- timothy_john - Nov 26, 2023 - 3:52am
Would you drive this car for dating with ur girl?
- KurtfromLaQuinta - Nov 25, 2023 - 8:07pm
- thisbody - Nov 25, 2023 - 6:36pm
Discussion Thread for the Meetup Meetup Topic
- Red_Dragon - Nov 25, 2023 - 2:02pm
- thisbody - Nov 25, 2023 - 1:08pm
- R_P - Nov 25, 2023 - 12:00pm
- thisbody - Nov 24, 2023 - 12:29pm
- Steely_D - Nov 23, 2023 - 1:20pm
- R_P - Nov 23, 2023 - 11:05am
- thisbody - Nov 23, 2023 - 9:28am
It's the economy stupid.
- thisbody - Nov 23, 2023 - 9:17am
Tech & Science
- thisbody - Nov 23, 2023 - 9:08am
Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant Massacree
- islander - Nov 23, 2023 - 7:51am
- haresfur - Nov 22, 2023 - 7:53pm
Counting with Pictures
- ScottN - Nov 22, 2023 - 2:08pm
- thisbody - Nov 22, 2023 - 1:53pm
• • • The Once-a-Day • • •
- oldviolin - Nov 22, 2023 - 12:26pm
Cryptic Posts - Leave Them Guessing
- oldviolin - Nov 22, 2023 - 12:23pm
Is there any DOG news out there?
- oldviolin - Nov 22, 2023 - 11:09am
- thisbody - Nov 22, 2023 - 10:28am
- oldviolin - Nov 21, 2023 - 10:06pm
- oldviolin - Nov 21, 2023 - 9:55pm
- Steely_D - Nov 21, 2023 - 9:06pm
Photos you have taken of your walks or hikes.
- Beez - Nov 21, 2023 - 6:36am
- haresfur - Nov 20, 2023 - 7:28pm
Getting ready to donate again.
- trebzuk - Nov 20, 2023 - 12:40pm
Upcoming concerts or shows you can't wait to see
- touille - Nov 20, 2023 - 11:46am
SWELL. What else
- touille - Nov 20, 2023 - 11:30am
Thought For The Day
- oldviolin - Nov 19, 2023 - 6:29pm
- R_P - Nov 19, 2023 - 1:48pm
Exercise -- the dreaded E word
- westslope - Nov 19, 2023 - 3:35am
- GeneP59 - Nov 18, 2023 - 3:13pm
Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer
Location: i believe, i believe, it's silly, but I believe
Feb 23, 2015 - 5:02am
A most amazing man.
Feb 21, 2015 - 1:04pm
Location: Half inch above the K/T boundary
Feb 21, 2015 - 11:07am
I too learned of Sacks' condition a few days ago. Sad. Yet...
This man who was such a fine example of the the richness of living may now be an exemplar of the dignity of one's dying. Nevertheless: sad, very sad.
Feb 21, 2015 - 10:46am
from one of my favourite authors...
(...) It is up to me now to choose how to live out the months that remain to me. I have to live in the richest, deepest, most productive way I can. In this I am encouraged by the words of one of my favorite philosophers, David Hume, who, upon learning that he was mortally ill at age 65, wrote a short autobiography in a single day in April of 1776. He titled it “My Own Life.”
“I now reckon upon a speedy dissolution,” he wrote. “I have suffered very little pain from my disorder; and what is more strange, have, notwithstanding the great decline of my person, never suffered a moment’s abatement of my spirits. I possess the same ardour as ever in study, and the same gaiety in company.”
I have been lucky enough to live past 80, and the 15 years allotted to me beyond Hume’s three score and five have been equally rich in work and love. In that time, I have published five books and completed an autobiography (rather longer than Hume’s few pages) to be published this spring; I have several other books nearly finished.
Hume continued, “I am ... a man of mild dispositions, of command of temper, of an open, social, and cheerful humour, capable of attachment, but little susceptible of enmity, and of great moderation in all my passions.”
Here I depart from Hume. While I have enjoyed loving relationships and friendships and have no real enmities, I cannot say (nor would anyone who knows me say) that I am a man of mild dispositions. On the contrary, I am a man of vehement disposition, with violent enthusiasms, and extreme immoderation in all my passions.
And yet, one line from Hume’s essay strikes me as especially true: “It is difficult,” he wrote, “to be more detached from life than I am at present.”
Over the last few days, I have been able to see my life as from a great altitude, as a sort of landscape, and with a deepening sense of the connection of all its parts. This does not mean I am finished with life.
On the contrary, I feel intensely alive, and I want and hope in the time that remains to deepen my friendships, to say farewell to those I love, to write more, to travel if I have the strength, to achieve new levels of understanding and insight.
This will involve audacity, clarity and plain speaking; trying to straighten my accounts with the world. But there will be time, too, for some fun (and even some silliness, as well).
I feel a sudden clear focus and perspective. There is no time for anything inessential. I must focus on myself, my work and my friends. I shall no longer look at “NewsHour” every night. I shall no longer pay any attention to politics or arguments about global warming.
This is not indifference but detachment — I still care deeply about the Middle East, about global warming, about growing inequality, but these are no longer my business; they belong to the future. I rejoice when I meet gifted young people — even the one who biopsied and diagnosed my metastases. I feel the future is in good hands. (...)