A name can evoke a lot of feelings for people. They can bring about the energy of a loved one passed; discomfort of painful relationships; they can evoke places, times, love, hate... names are strong. This morning, a name gave me sweet relief. Partner asked me what I thought of a particular combination of names and … Continue reading What’s in a name?
WordPress is happily telling me that it's been nine days since I last blogged. It's been a relatively quiet couple of weeks, busy getting ready for a vacation week and then taking that time. Our couples counselor suggested we "live in the moment" while doing the hurry up and wait dance with tests and doctor … Continue reading Reality check in.
"Pick me! Pick me!" We've all heard that refrain in our youth. Usually, it was heard standing in a line, watching the cool kids (or who became the cool kids) stand across from us, measure up their peers to the task and preparing to name their team. Youthful exuberance, innocence, and excitement caused us to … Continue reading Pick me! Pick me!
Last week, I waxed poetic about my feelings on the matter of Nature vs. Nurture... I think it's pretty clear that I value Nurture far more than Nature. But, do I? Am I simply justifying this path I'm considering in the face of mounting odds? Am I simply justifying this path I'm considering... out of … Continue reading Nature versus nurture, Part II.
I bet this idea, nature versus nurture, falls into the category of conventional wisdom as much as it does scientific observation. It's a real thing, a huge consideration in the course of everyday life. How much of what makes us is genetic, how much is taught to us by the environment we live in? The … Continue reading Nature versus nurture.