Author’s Favorites

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.
http://thelifewelllived.net/2006/07/11/in-the-beginning/

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.
http://thelifewelllived.net/2009/03/18/michael/

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.
http://thelifewelllived.net/2011/02/16/thought-on-plato/

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.
http://thelifewelllived.net/2011/10/07/positives-from-negatives-and-a-christmas-story-2/

5. In November, 2011, I tried to formulate what it should mean to be a “good man” after rereading Kipplings “If.”
http://thelifewelllived.net/2011/11/15/a-good-man-2/

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.
http://thelifewelllived.net/2012/04/30/how-to-teach-living-with-chronic-conditions/

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.

http://thelifewelllived.net/2012/08/27/my-blindness-and-questioning-the-myths-of-today/

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.

http://thelifewelllived.net/2012/09/24/for-when-the-map-fails/

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.

http://thelifewelllived.net/2013/06/10/nana-your-business-my-perception-of-american-privacy/

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

http://thelifewelllived.net/2013/11/19/1001-days-in-the-life-of-a-happy-turkey-story/

The remaining three can all be found beginning with

http://thelifewelllived.net/2013/11/26/problems-with-our-approach-to-knowledge-of-ms-origins-part-1/

My Favorite Picture Post:
1. Mirrored butterfly
http://thelifewelllived.net/2011/06/15/mirrored-butterfly-2/

In the future, I hope to list my favorite posts on parenting and my kids.

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