Human Parts
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Human Parts


Do I Absolutely Need a Penguin Snow Mold? Sure.

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

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

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