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February 03, 2010

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Congrats, Jennifer! That's great news - but, as they say, quality will out, so it's not surprising to anyone who read the piece.

"When it comes to the way we view sex, drugs, money, food, and much else, an anthropological squint at our own beliefs show us much that is absurd and wondrous, and sets us free from the tyranny of such beliefs."

So you're basically saying: read Ralph Waldo Emerson. OK. Done and done.

Kudos, Jennifer. It's an important piece and it's great that it will reach more people. Suicide is contagious, and we need not only voices of reason (hard enough to find in the era of the "new normal") but reasons to keep going. I like the way you practice what yoiu preach. No doubt about it.

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