These are the posts which I feel represent how and why I think the way I do.
1. In July of 2006, I started this blog. Years later, so much of my life has changed, but the thoughts expressed still resonate.
2. In March 2009, I had the incredible opportunity to learn from a homeless man I took to lunch. Years later, I still look back thinking I could have done more. It remains a lesson for me both in terms of appreciating all I have and remembering what my priorities should be.
3. In February of 2011, I began thinking about Plato’s Allegory of the Cave in relation to what my goal as a parent should be.
4. In October of 2011, I wrote Positives From Negatives and a Christmas Story. I still like the story about the importance of perspective on our happiness.
5. In November, 2011, I tried to formulate what it should mean to be a “good man” after rereading Kipplings “If.”
6. In April of 2012, I passed on two stories which speak to the experience of living with MS: the spoons story and the teacher’s water.
7. In August of 2012, I was questioning the stories so many of us take for granted. I wonder how many I get as wrong as the two I talked about here. I bet the answer is quite a few.
8. In September of 2012, I ran across an old theory of how the brain works, complex systems theory. It does a better job than any other easily understood theory I have seen describing why the correlations between location of flares and symptoms are so weak.
9. In June of 2013, I wrote about the fallacy of American perception of “privacy.” This one is near and dear to me as I have come to understand how difficult real privacy is to achieve and as I have come to question why we bother.
10. Finally in November of 2013, I had four posts in a row with thoughts inspired by The Black Swan. It is a book which shaped much of my current thought process about MS, recognizing what we know, how we should direct research and more.
The first post was
The remaining three can all be found beginning with
My Favorite Picture Post:
1. Mirrored butterfly
In the future, I hope to list my favorite posts on parenting and my kids.