This book is dedicated to the memory of my sister Nancy (1946-1978)
Table of Contents
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Preface (8 pages)
1 Getting What One Wants (34 pages)
We all want what we can't have in life. It's a natural thing.
Woody Allen Broadway Danny Rose
2 The Significance of Sex (25 pages)
Man is incarnate sexual instinct, since he owes his origin to copulation and the wish of his wishes is to copulate.
Arthur Schopenhauer The World as Will and Representation
3 The Philosophical, Moral, and Medical Importance of Compassion (24 pages)
Compassion... an impersonal, yet somehow natural love, cementing the very atoms.
John Clellon Holmes Go
4 Searching for God (29 pages)
We follow the turn of the road and it leads us on. Where? To actuality; ourselves, others and God.
Jack Kerouac Travel Diary 1948-49
5 The Metaphysics of Music (28 pages)
There are no wrong notes.
6 Confronting Death (26 pages)
Sonia: What's it [death] like?
Boris: You know the chicken in Tresky's restaurant? It's worse.
Woody Allen Love and Death
Postscript (3 pages)
Notes (20 pages)
Complete Book with Index (203 pages)
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My daytime gig
Coronary bypass grafts
My patient, George Crosby
21,000 year old bas-relief sculpture of the Venus of Laussel
A patient who could not be weaned from the heart lung machine
Copyright © 1999 by Donald W. Miller, Jr.