Joyeuse Saint Valentin!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Lovers and Friends and grandmothers … Or, as they say in France, Joyeuse Saint Valentin! We in the US know how we celebrate Valentine’s Day: sentimental card first, always with a picture of a heart; styrofoam-tasting candy hearts … Read More

What is this crisis in masculinity?

Today’s post began a week ago when I watched the video of actor Emma Thompson talking to the BBC in the wake of the harvey weinstein downfall. As you listen to the video, you’ll hear Ms. Thompson refer to a … Read More

What is an Apology?

    Apologies have been in the news lately. President Obama’s recent trip to Hiroshima has been met with criticism from some Americans, reviving the “apology tour” reference. BACKGROUND INFO:  during Mitt Romney’s RNC acceptance speech (in 2012), he referred to Obama’s … Read More

When Cultural Difference Is Used As An Excuse — Part I

Cultural difference has morphed of late into a lame excuse for bad behavior. Take this recent headline:   Renegades boss blames ‘cultural differences‘ as Chris Gayle is fined $10,000 That was a headline I caught through the magic that is … Read More

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