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Rain Man! I had seen the film. I did not identify in any way with Rain Man, who was inarticulate, dependent, and unemployable. A society of Rain Men would be dysfunctional. A society of Don Tillmans would be efficient, safe, and pleasant for all of us.
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Humans often fail to see what is close to them and obvious to others.

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Our first relationship with a male is with our fathers. It affects how we relate to men forever.

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Love is a powerful feeling for another person, often defying logic.

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Sex was absolutely not allowed to be scheduled, at least not by explicit discussion, but I had become familiar with the sequence of events likely to precipitate it: a blueberry muffin from Blue Sky Bakery, a triple shot of espresso from Otha's, removal of my shirt, and my impersonation of Gregory Peck in the role of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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I thought you were happy about having a baby.' I was happy in the way that I would be happy if the captain of an aircraft in which I was travelling announced that he had succeeded in restarting one engine after both had failed. Pleased that I would now probably survive, but shocked that the situation had arisen in the first place, and expecting a thorough investigation into the circumstances.

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When I returned, wearing an uncomfortably large white shirt, with a decorative frill in the front, I tried to introduce the Wife Project, but Claudia was engaged in child-related activities. This was becoming frustrating. I booked dinner for Saturday night and asked them not to schedule any other conversation topics.

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The answer came to me as I was boning a quail ...

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It was obvious that Rosie was confused by emotions, and I respected her attempt to overcome them.

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We're scientists," I reminded him. "We shouldn't be defeated by problems. If we think hard enough, a solution will present itself.

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You know something? On their deathbed, nobody ever wishes they'd spent more time at the office.' It

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I believed I did well. I detected the trick question. I wanted Rosie to like me, and I remembered her passionate statement about men treating women as objects. She was testing to see if I saw her as an object or as a person. Obviously the correct answer was the latter. "I haven't really noticed," I told the most beautiful woman in the world.

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In retrospect, it was the realization that if I HAD claimed to be ill I would have been let off the flight that pushed me to the line between sanity and meltdown. It came on top of the stress of the previous day's life-threatening emergency, my failure to save my marriage, administrative incompetence, and gross invasion of personal space. One more deception, a small deception, and I could have walked off. But I had reached my limits in all dimensions.

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I worked in information technology and academia for a long time and met many people who were better with things and ideas than with people.

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All of us have to make some accommodations and allowances if we are to live with another person.

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I feel I've done the 10,000 hours you have to do to get good at something.

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I set out to write a screenplay but, since my early 20s, had dreamed of writing a novel.

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So, to add to a momentous day, I corrected a misconception that my family had held for at least fifteen years and came out to them as straight.

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