Our experience of bodies resides along a spectrum of envy and repulsion. René Girard observed that tragedies and comedies alike are driven by mimetic desire, a contagious wanting that drives all social relations. 1,112 more words
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After an exciting spring and early summer, I seem to find myself out of sorts lately. I’m not sure if it’s because of the crispness in the air and the falling leaves, the recent passing of my father-in-law, or the impending birthday of a child I’m lucky to see once a year (and am guaranteed not to see on their birthday). 789 more words
Adulthood, one could say, is when it begins to occur to you that you may not be leading a charmed life.
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To tickle is, above all, to seduce, often by amusement.
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