Month: November 2020

40 Lessons in 40 Years: Entry 2

I am not my parents. Mid-20th-century French philosophers wrote a lot about the mirror phase of development, or the point at which human babies begin to see themselves as separate from the world around them. (It’s been a decade since I studied all that, but I’m pretty sure Lacan was one of the authors I […]

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40 Lessons in 40 Years: Entry 1

In 40 days, I will be 40. I am doing a countdown covering brief life lessons I’ve picked up in these 40 years. Lesson 1: Humans need air, food, and water. Sometimes we are able to attain these things for ourselves, other times we need to have them provided for us. In my first year, […]

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