Neurontic

Archives for May, 2007

Dear Neurontic

I’m told I went out last night and that many beers were consumed, but I have no memory of the event. Why does too much hooch make us forget? And does the fact that I “blacked out” mean I should reserve a place in rehab? Sincerely, Chastened Boozehound Dear Boozehound, You probably never thought you’d…

Summer Vacation

The boyfriend and I are headed out of town for a couple of weeks, folks. I plan to post, but it’ll be intermittent. In the meantime, send in your ‘Dear Neurontic’ questions to orlivan [at] gmail.com. Best, Orli

Battling God

A few months ago, I wrote about my “issues” with the Dawkins/Dennett anti-religion campaign, which concluded: Dawkins and Dennett simply cannot understand the impulse to cling to an antiquated belief system not grounded in fact. (They seem incapable of recognizing that religion, despite its myriad flaws, provides a type of moral succor in times of…

A review of Carved in Sand, by Cathryn Jakobson Ramin I won’t lie to you. The press release for Carved in Sand did not inspire confidence. “When journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin was in her early 40s, she began forgetting things and was having trouble concentrating,” reads the description of the book: Embarrassed, but also concerned,…