A Blog for Brainy People Is, I Suspect, Like a Favorite Off-the-Beaten-Path Eating Hole: You Only Drop In When in the Mood. So, Here’s a Reprise for When the Mood Strikes You

A reader in North Carolina writes:

I still believe in “significant coincidences,” which were demonstrated—once again—by a death in the family that brought me to Ohio for a week. As I woke up this morning, I ended up browsing issues related to my Web site and found your blog posting of the poem I had sent you a few months ago. That led to your blog, and I started reading many of your other postings, with pleasure. First, I realized that I have to link my newsletter readers to your blog. Second, I found great notes on books I need to read. Third, it confirmed that many, many people can benefit from learning more about the Beta Mind.

My kind of guy, for sure. And he set me to thinking: Here’s one of my closest colleagues, and he forgets even that I maintain a blog. And I understand why. Information-wise, we live in a dim sum world. It’s all you can do to sample a little here, a little there. So this may be your first visit to my blog, or your first visit in a good while, or your first visit since your last first visit. In any event, I have managed to haul my bifurcated brain out of bed now for the past 16 months and post, on average, one blog item every week or two. And other than my wife, Sherry, to whom I pointedly allude to “my latest blog item” within 24 hours of each item’s posting and then pointedly make reference to something in that item within the next 24 hours to find out if she’s read it, I strongly suspect that there’s not another person on earth (in the heavens, either) who had read every single one of my musings.

Forever intending to be your humble servant, I then want to save you the trouble of backtracking thoroughly. Here’s a guide to what I consider the Ten Best Of The Lot (although not in any particular ranking of importance but beginning with the most ancient of the postings first). All you need do to call an item out of the long memory of the Internet is click on the boldface title, then scroll until you come to the headline of the moment.

Happy timewarping!

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