Tag: culture

Hall’s Rule of Social Order – #267

11 June, 2012 (12:00) | Hall's Rules of Social Order

There is a baseball metaphor for everything.   Name a topic and I bet there’s a common baseball related metaphor already.  If there’s not, I bet it’s not hard to come up with one that’s easy to understand. Some examples: Hard times – “Sometimes life throws you a curve ball” Sex – “I just got […]

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All I want to do is to thank you, even though I don’t know who you are

17 May, 2012 (12:00) | Poll the People

How do you feel about thank you cards?  We’ve certainly started to use technology in a lot of new ways, but thank you cards are still the same old tradition that our grandmother’s did when they were our age.  Is that a good thing?  

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Words… are… slowly demeaning their meanings

2 September, 2011 (12:00) | Thoughts & Ideas

Talking with Chris Olivieri one day, we got into how cursive is useless and shouldn’t be taught any more.  If we wanted to teach children how to write differently, teach them a different language.  To take that a step further, you could teach everyone in the world the same extra language.  That might draw us all a […]

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All I want is food and creative love

5 November, 2010 (12:00) | Geeked Out

There are some crazy foods out there from around the world.  Kallie has introduced me to pluots (apricots and plums cross planted), and I know there are a bunch of stuff on the west coast that I’ve never seen on the east coast.  I had never heard of fennel or leeks before valentine’s day 2010, […]

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Took the midnight train going anywhere

28 October, 2010 (11:45) | Reviews

Kallie’s cousin, Julia, works at the Steppenwolf Theatre, and while we were in town, she hooked us up with tickets to see Detroit, by Lisa D’Amour. First off, Kallie and I had never heard of the theatre, let alone the play.  Maybe it’s because we’re not from Chicago, or maybe it’s because we are uncultured […]

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