Delighted to be 40. Travel at your own speed.

Tucker Lieberman standing by a small waterfall at Quebrada la Vieja in Bogotá, Colombia. 5 December 2020
Tucker Lieberman standing by a small waterfall at Quebrada la Vieja in Bogotá, Colombia. 5 December 2020
Tucker Lieberman at Quebrada La Vieja in Bogotá, Colombia, on 5 December 2020.

Pleased to meet you!

  • got degrees in philosophy and journalism
  • worked for an investment company for a decade
  • trained as a life coach with (and for) gay men
  • co-organized a transgender-inclusive open mic series
  • volunteered for a peace organization, traveling to Washington, D.C. a half-dozen times for conferences, training, and lobbying
  • spent a summer on a canoe expedition and another summer working for the U.S. Army ROTC
  • traveled to the bordering countries in North America (Canada and Mexico); South America (Paraguay); Europe (Italy…


Conveniently, all of them are sentences in the same article by the same cis man.

Silhouette of a man awkwardly standing on his head against a rainbow vortex background.
Silhouette of a man awkwardly standing on his head against a rainbow vortex background.
I feel like we’re standing on our heads. Silhouette by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay, Background by Tucker Lieberman.


Once you read this long, in-depth exploration, you will know the answer

Photo by Cody Chan on Unsplash

From What Perspective Is This Written?


Some people did not recognize the reference. Here’s a quick refresher.

A person with long hair and painted blue nails hides her face in her hands as if in frustration or shame.
A person with long hair and painted blue nails hides her face in her hands as if in frustration or shame.
Photo by Dev Asangbam on Unsplash

The Dolezal Scandal in 2015


Steven Connor’s 2019 book ‘The Madness of Knowledge’

An impressionistic image of a human eye.
An impressionistic image of a human eye.
Digital art collage by Tucker Lieberman

A relatively recent word: ‘Epistemology’


They might perceive your work through their own insecurity.

Colorful abstract painting
Colorful abstract painting
Image by garageband on Pixabay

Here’s How It Goes

Scenario #1: Someone Asks: ‘What Do You Do?’


Reflections on the book ‘The Once and Future Liberal’

Image by Eak K. from Pixabay

The Book Is Against ‘Identity Politics’


What I recall from reading the news in the early years of Trump’s candidacy and presidency

A fist punching through glass.
A fist punching through glass.


‘Fringe-ology’ by Steve Volk offers to make space for better discussions

Fringe-ology by Steve Volk


Jennifer Eberhardt on the rapid assessments we make about race

Tucker Lieberman

Writing on dignity, democracy, and the pursuit of truth. Author: ‘Ten Past Noon: Focus and Fate at Forty’ https://tuckerlieberman.com/ten-past-noon

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