Compliments or Criticism – Trust or Power

“When we willingly accept compliments, we are reminded that others see us through different eyes … Many of us find it…

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Love as Status or Reward

I’ve been listening to Lindy West reading her book Shrill:  Notes from a Loud Woman,  “Being fat, happy and in…

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Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation?

Cultural appropriation is about ownership of your own culture both individually and as a group.  The cultural melting pot trope…

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Is That a Promise?

When is a promise broken?  I suspect we give ourselves more leeway than we give others.  How much weight do…

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Author Trifecta (Diane Ackerman, Brenda Peterson, Linda Hogan)

Three authors have shaped my views of nature, the natural world, animals and humans interacting with both.  They are:  Diane…

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