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  •  The remarkable Tobias Wolff (12+ / 0-)

    short story, "Bullet in the Brain," recounts what flashes through a cynical, middle-aged English professor's mind right after he's shot in the head during the course of a bank robbery. In the instant before he dies, the professor un-sentimentally remembers some of the basics that make life worth living.

    During his life, apparently, the professor once heard a colleague had written a book. He read the book, and thought highly of it. He cites "the pleasure of giving respect" as part of the life-impulse.

    On an unrelated note, you read some of the diaries around here--some well-sourced and credible ones--you can get the idea that the oligarchy, the 1%, has no use for the 99%, and is actually trying to kill it off. Part of living--and living well--is actually defying the plutocrats behind-the-scenes.

    Thanks for the diary.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 11:25:21 AM PDT

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