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Human Parts

HUMANS 101

Do I Absolutely Need a Penguin Snow Mold? Sure.

Why owning stuff is deeply human — and at times, deeply joyful

A penguin-shaped mold
Photo by author.

Yes, I have stopped using plastic straws, and no, I don’t support runaway capitalism. But I just bought a penguin-shaped mold for making penguin-shaped snow sculptures, and damn does it add joy to my day. I’ve already used it to whip up…

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Sarah Pessin

Sarah Pessin

@sarahpessin | sarahpessin.com | professor of philosophy | interfaith chair | University of Denver | Instagram civics_salamander & sarahpessin2020

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