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Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 8/10/10 (12:09pm)
Pub Date: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The notorious stage theory of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, whereby one progresses from denial to rage through bargaining to depression and the eventual bliss of “acceptance,” hasn’t so far had much application in my case. In one way, I suppose, I have been “in denial” for some time, knowingly burning the candle at both ends and finding that it often gives a lovely light.