Monthly Archives: September 2010

Carol Gilligan Study Turned Philosophy

There’s a woman named Carol Gilligan who wrote about the differences between girls and boys in terms of how they were praised in childhood. She wrote about other, more complicated, things as well but I always remember this study. She described how girls were praised for “getting along well” with their friends, while boys were […]

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Want a Boy? Dress Your Daughter as One!

Dress Your Daughter Like A Son! Be a Boy for Your Childhood! Experience Freedom While in Costume! Make Your Parents Empowered! All this and more for exchanging the life of a girl in Afghanistan for that of a boy. This week the NY Times has a cover story on families who shave the heads of […]

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Places Where You Are Alone

On a rainy night in Lake Placid where you find yourself alone celebrating something incredibly special and loving  it is interesting to ponder what it would be like to have a partner with you Would your bath be more comforting? Would the time spent on the couch gazing out at the lake in the rain […]

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A Room of One’s Own in the Artic

A Room of One’s Own in the Artic I wonder if it is just me or have others felt as if they are not getting it right at some point during their lives? Because of this “not getting it right” issue people sometimes long for a time apart from the world living alone and without conveniences. […]

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“The Razor’s Edge”

Why The Razor’s Edge is still so appealing…. Recently a good friend of mine recommended that I read The Razor’s Edge and so I picked it up on my way to Lenox, Massachusetts.  Once I began to read the book, I was hooked as I found it to be a great story about the meaning […]

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Moon Leaving

the moon leaves because she can’t take it anymore

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