Author Archives: Atypical Neurotic

About Atypical Neurotic

An Illinois-born refugee from academia who in late middle-age finds himself a civil servant in Norway. An unashamed city-dweller, he walks 30 minutes every day to a job where he is not paid to be an economist (lawyer or accountant), only to sound like one.

Carbohydrate Hell is (For) Other People

Atypical Neurotic writes: It’s been a while, but I’m back, I think. Anyway. This past week I was at a conference at a small ex-teachers’ college rebranded not very long ago as a university on the role of the humanities in … Continue reading

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Get Happy

Atypical Neurotic writes: On the occasion of what would have been Judy Garland’s 92nd birthday, I offer a link to a high-definition clip of the “Get Happy” number, from Summer Stock, the last musical she made for MGM (in 1950), … Continue reading

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People Are More Typical Than You Can Possibly Imagine

Atypical Neurotic writes: Some years back, a friend of mine was visiting a married couple that he had worked with previously, but who had relocated to a different city. During the visit, the three of them were invited to dinner by … Continue reading

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Marriage by Any Other Name

Atypical Neurotic writes: This is a revision of a comment I just made on a Facebook post on the topic of marriage equality, specifically on whether opposition (or even skepticism) was prima facie evidence of bad will, if not bigotry, … Continue reading

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It Was A Bright, Cold Day In April, And The Clocks Were Striking Thirteen…

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Sunday Afternoon Stroll

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I Suppose This is a Good Thing…

Atypical Neurotic writes: I write like David Foster Wallace I Write Like. Analyze your writing!

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Sunday Stroll

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8:45 am

Atypical Neurotic writes: I changed the language of my iPhone’s OS to Italian, in case anyone was wondering.

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8:30 am

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