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Human Parts

Give Me a Sign

Why we turn to magical thinking when we face the big decisions

Photo: La Bicicleta Vermella/Getty Images

TThis morning I was once again awakened by the ominous sound of a hard, periodic tapping on the glass door downstairs. This has been going on for weeks, every day around 7:00 a.m., which is evidently the hour when the light strikes the window at such an angle that this dumb silly bird sees his own reflection in the glass (and yes I am…

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Timothy Kreider

Timothy Kreider

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Tim Kreider is the author of two essay collections, and a frequent contributor to Medium and The New York Times. He lives in NYC and the Chesapeake Bay area.