When the paradox of choice is only a pair

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Psychologist Barry Schwartz’s The Paradox of Choice poses the premise that when confronted with too many choices, we fail to choose. Strawberry jam or blackberry jam, easy. But festoon the shelves with all manner of exotic and intriguing flavors, and we stare at them numbly. With a name like Smuckers, it has to be complicated.    The notion that too …

The Rest of Life

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With my wife out with her regular group of friends, I had the night to myself. It had been easily three years since I really played my guitar with any intentionality, so I dug out a James Taylor CD and played along to one of his songs, “Copperline.” (I always sound much better when accompanied by Mr. Taylor, rather than when …