Review of Alex Garland's The Coma.
Carl knows a few crucial things about himself--name, gender--but most of his past is blank. Except for vague images of parents, Carl has practically no backstory. Does he have brain damage? Maybe. Amnesia? He can’t tell for sure. Is he comatose? He recalls the train, the hooligans hassling a female passenger, paying for his accidental heroism by being beating to a pulp, the ambulance ride, a ventilator, and something about a suitcase. Continue reading.
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Being optimistic is always a bonus. But don't fool yourself that you can be a top-notch consultant straight out of college. Sometimes you should aim not lower, but strategically. With that in mind, consider becoming an accountant. Get a truckload of experience under your accounting belt, then "go pro" and become a consultant worthy of the moniker. I did. And I saw the world on other people's dimes, and now I'm working from my apartment, clacking away on my computer, knowledge out, cash in. Continue reading.
I once asked a stranger at a busy café in Brussels, “What’s the one thing you could be doing right now that would inspire you more than anything in the world?” Continue reading.
A Healthy Dose of Pragmatism.
In health care and medicine, mistakes are sometimes made. Unintentionally amputating the wrong foot; whoops. Erroneously injecting three times the proper dosage of penicillin; sorry about that. Incorrectly mailing Mr. Matoro a mammography appointment reminder; beg your pardon. Continue reading.
Tango Mano-A-Mano: How Dancing With Other Men Challenged My Heterosexuality.
In the late nineteenth century, large-scale immigration dramatically increased the population of Buenos Aires. Most migrants were men; one figure even suggests a ratio of ten men for every woman. Continue reading.
How Gandhi Are You? Are You Becoming More Or Less Like The Dalai Lama?
In my twenties, I was confused with my “wings.” I was left wing on some things, right wing on others. Continue reading.