Author: From78

Romanticizing pathology

I just started listening to the audio-book version of William Gibson’s book The Peripheral.1 Early on in the book, there is a description of one character named Shayleen who is interested in a former marine who is kinda messed up after going through some crazy special-forces type of stuff. On page 8 of the book […]

Call Out

I hear people using the term “calling out” a lot as of late. When I hear people using the term I think about the difference between the subject of the statement and the subject of the enunciation. The subject of the statement is what people consciously mean, or, to put it another way, what they […]

Death Drive

The short book (a long essay?) Beyond the Pleasure Principle by Freud was published in 1920, 100 years ago now. To understand Beyond one would need an understanding of what the pleasure principle is and how it works. When I teach this concept I start by saying the pleasure principle is a motivation within our […]

The best time…

I read the following on the 8sided.blog , which is written by Michael Donaldson The best time to start something is yesterday, and the second-best time is right now. This last weekend I recorded (but have not yet edited & released) an episode of From78 that is an interview with Jason from The Regrettable Century. […]

Unions

Yesterday Atlas Minor pointed out the following. Yesterday the Supreme Court confirmed that civil rights apply to people who are gay, bisexual, or transgender. It’s insane that such a question even needed to be litigated, yet most American states allowed people to be fired because of who they love. James A. Reeves I’m thrilled by […]

Silence

I read something about silence today in an interview with Bernard Seynhaeve (who is the current President of the New Lacanian School) about his decisions to cancel the NLS Congress on interpretation, which would have taken place later this month due to COVID-19. When the interviewer asked Seynhaeve about his decision to cancel as opposed […]

Early

I woke up early today, a touch after 5:00am. I just woke up and knew that I was not going to get back to sleep. While I hate it when I get woken up early by external forces beyond my control, I enjoy waking up early when it happens like this. I grabbed my phone […]

From78

Hi there, I’m From78 & this is my journal (blog if you prefer). For years now I’ve tried to keep a regular journal/blog, and I’ve never been able to do it. I generally start strong, but then one day I’m too busy to write something, then one day turns into two, then two days turns […]