Friday, November 24, 2006

Being Captious

captious (KAP-shuss)

1 : marked by an often ill-natured inclination to stress faults and raise objections
2 : calculated to confuse, entrap, or entangle in argument
Just food for thought.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


by Emily Taylor
Biology dictates the release of chemicals, hormones, that, when not understood, can rampage into unspeakable behavior. Domestic violence is hell on earth. The streets are safer than the home.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Local Resources

Praia dos Pinheiros - Beira, Mozambique

Where does the idea of planned use of space for entertainment purposes come from? This beach wasn't easily accessible to me as a child. It is one of the few places where my Dad and his daughters spent time in the pursuit of planned enjoyment.

Monday, November 20, 2006


The universal truth!

Sunday, November 19, 2006


This is subject is too complex to touch, but I'll start here: a woman has given birth. What kind of mother will she be? If her instincts have room to flourish, she will nuture, and carry the baby close to her. What then, can get in the way of that, and why would any society allow or even encourage anything but the mother and baby bond...?

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Comic Relief 2006

Relationship to self

You must love thyself, care for thyself, forgive thyself. Again, culture determines how well this is done, if done at all. Having it for yourself ensures that you pass it on.

Friday, November 17, 2006


What do you think about when you hear "Thanksgiving"? A juicy turkey, cloudy mashed potatoes, and crispy vegetables come to mind. I give thanks everyday. I express gratitude in the way I live. But, cultural celebrations become part of the fabric of who we are. Families get together when they otherwise prefer to be apart. What do these culture created events mean to you?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Rituals or Rites of Passage

Do we really stop to think about what we request, demand, allow, or approve of, from our children, in the name of culture?

Sunday, November 12, 2006


She said she notices "layered" messages. The surface message, which obeys social rules and seemingly offers concern, compassion, and the like. Then, there's the covered-over but impossible-to-hide, subtler messages that are louder than the socially dictated one. Things like intention, how the person currently sees her, and how he tends to see her habitually. Don't forget the ambivalences.