culture

Like alcohol and driving, it’s hard to mix cultures

(Below is blog post. It contains naive ramblings and no great conclusions---and lots of mizpellings and grammatical errors.) Why is it hard to mix cultures?...What is a culture? A culture is a collection of people who share certain beliefs and values and, to some...

What some teen girls see in the mirror ~ photo commentary

I was struck by this  photo of an anorexic teen girl looking into a mirror and seeing a plumper reflection of herself. With images of ever slimmer runway models filling all the screens in a teenage girl's life, it's easy to imagine how impressionable young girls (or...

Neil deGrasse Tyson ~ We Stopped Dreaming

This collection of Neil deGrasse Tyson clips (assembled by Scrunchthethird on YouTube) are inspiring. I'm old enough to remember when we landed on the moon and the excitement that generated in me as a child. It was a great way to grow scientists. It was a great way to...

How TV Ruined Your Life – Aspirational Television

Charlie Brooker explains all that's wrong with the world... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8MjoB3vgv8 Maybe not all, but a good bit anyway. And he's written a book...I Can Make You Hate

What some teen girls see in the mirror ~ photo commentary

I was struck by this  photo of an anorexic teen girl looking into a mirror and seeing a plumper reflection of herself. With images of ever slimmer runway models filling all the screens in a teenage girl's life, it's easy to imagine how impressionable young girls (or...

Neil deGrasse Tyson ~ We Stopped Dreaming

This collection of Neil deGrasse Tyson clips (assembled by Scrunchthethird on YouTube) are inspiring. I'm old enough to remember when we landed on the moon and the excitement that generated in me as a child. It was a great way to grow scientists. It was a great way to...