Tag Archive | feminism

“The Skies Belong to Us” – Part IV

So, I was pretty much right.  Skies ended almost exactly as I though it would. One of the areas of surprise was the American public’s declining interest and concern with airplane hijackings in the years following Roger’s and Cathy’s escape.  Koerner offers some credible reasons for this, but part of me still can’t believe that […]

What’s in a name? It’s complicated.

 … a name is not just any designation. A name is not inherent. It reflects the namer’s assumptions about and hopes for how a child will be regarded by the world. It tacitly positions the child as a proving ground where historic aspirations, contemporary realities, and the child’s own needs vie for salience. From: Naming […]

Riding the Roller Coaster of Life – Part II: Crest

If getting a layoff notice was a low point on the roller coaster, then getting engaged was definitely a high point. This post doesn’t focus on the actual engagement but, rather, on my forays into the wild and wacky world of wedding planning. Even before my fiancé and I announced our engagement*, I knew that […]