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Adam Phillips, On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored

Adulthood, one could say, is when it begins to occur to you that you may not be leading a charmed life.

To tickle is, above all, to seduce, often by amusement.

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On Being Born

You’ll forgive me for taking the following paragraph wholesale from Wiki. Oh, go on…

From the plot synopsis of Beckett’s All That Fall:

Something Dan says reminds Maddy of a visit she once made to hear “a lecture by one of these new mind doctors. 398 more words


That obscure object of the author’s desire

Three and half years ago on this blog I wrote about Adam Phillips’ book ‘Missing Out’, which explains how not getting what you think you want might actually be what you want. 534 more words


Psychologists recommend children be bored in the summer: Rarely disturb the soil for the plant

Psychologists recommend children be bored in the summer

Do you entertain your kids with chess camp, art school, cooking classes, or tennis lessons during the unstructured summer months? 642 more words


For a Special Treat, Try a Winery Dinner

This is the time of the year when wineries start planning their annual “big feasts” for customers. Some are limited to their own club members, while others are open to everyone on a first-come, first-served basis. 433 more words

Wine Buzz

Going sane writing

Adam Phillips says somewhere, perhaps in one of his intriguing essays, perhaps in an interview with the Paris Review, that writing is for him “an experiment in what your life might be like if you were to speak freely.” 588 more words

Personal Story

Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life

Being sceptical to psychoanalysis as a therapeutic method in cases of severe mental illness, I still believe that psychoanalytical theory has a lot to offer the fields of arts and humanities. 127 more words