Hiking with Nietzsche while the Kantian fumes

Enemies of Reading | February 15th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Gilmore As they grew up, I advised my two sons that there are two things needed for a happy life: a love relationship and work that satisfies. I failed to warn them, however, that these two blessings can sometimes clash. This memory returned after reading John Kaag’s newest book, “Hiking with Nietzsche” (2018). […]

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Back on the Prostate Cancer beat, Part 6: They broke me when they made the mold

Enemies of Reading | April 20th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Gilmore As I explained previously in this series, I’ve been undergoing five-days-a-week radiation therapy since early March. If I’m lucky, this treatment will rid my body of the residual prostate cancer that last year’s robotic prostatectomy didn’t quite remove. The procedure got setup like this: In February I watched in a small casting […]

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Back on the prostate cancer beat, Part 4: Finding the soundtrack for my life

Enemies of Reading | March 30th, 2018 | Leave a comment

I might have subtitled this entry “Whistling in the Graveyard,” but my thinking is not that advanced. Nor depressed. Never mind, we’ll blame my dull mind on the microscopic prostate cancer that haunts my lower abdomen. The cancerous gland itself was surgically removed last year, but some stubborn cancer cells stayed and started colonizing me […]

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