Author Archives: Doctor Quack

About Doctor Quack

Not actually a real doctor. Just another bonehead with an internet connection. I also really like ducks. Like... REALLY like ducks. It's kind of unhealthy.

Denial

It seems as though we spend the first eighteen years of our lives eagerly awaiting adulthood, and the next seventy years trying to figure out what adulthood actually is.  Admittedly I have only spent nine years as an adult, yet I … Continue reading

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Compatibility

Allow me to begin with a lengthy anecdote: An old friend and I reunited after nine years.  I had visited him briefly in 2009, but regrettably, I spent the whole time complaining of a broken heart and other such nonsense.  Through … Continue reading

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Tales of a Liminal Age

Forgive me, Readers, for what I am about to write may be classified as comparative literature.  Don’t get too excited now. I present to you two novels that couldn’t be more different: Ferdydurke – a surrealist tale of a thirty year-old … Continue reading

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Children of Children

I’d always suspected adulthood was a lie, but never have I believed that so deeply than when it occurred to me that I could be a father.  Not someday down the road.  Not when I secure a career.  But right now. … Continue reading

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Lacanian Paradise

I am neither a psychologist nor a theologian.  But like you and everybody else throughout human history, I do my best to make sense of it all.  Your best is all one can really ask for, since we are born … Continue reading

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Pool Life

I’m not quite sure what adults do in swimming pools. Is it still okay for us to bludgeon our friends with foam noodles?  Are we still allowed to pretend like we’re floating in space?  Can we splash unsuspecting enemies with … Continue reading

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Efficiently Destructive

In the Mojave Desert, beside quiet crumbling roads, lie the remnants of dead cities.  Their ghosts serve to remind us that, at one point in time, their buildings were filled with people, their roads were filled with cars, and their ethos … Continue reading

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