Is the Internet changing our brains?In his 1998 book The Alphabet Versus the Goddess, author Leonard Shlain explored the historic changes that took place as written language evolved and spread across the globe, accompanied by a shift from cultures oriented toward goddess-worship and feminine values toward more...more
I know how to tie a bowline knot.So does the father who didn't raise me.But because he didn't teach me I tie mine upside down.Or he does.I only know we approach from opposite directionsAnd end up with the same knot.I often wonder,Have I lived an entirely different lifeOr the exact same lifeUpside down? Credit: woodleywonderworks ...more
The mother who raised me taught me to shop for bargains the way our distant ancestors taught their daughters to search for the best nuts and berries. She also taught me to gather sea glass. Years later, when I met the mother who didn't raise, she too was a bargain gatherer ....more
"The art of losing isn’t hard to master." So wrote the poet Elizabeth Bishop in her poem "One Art." I have been practicing the art of losing since the day of my birth. I lost my first mother on that day and would not find her again for almost thirty years. My birth loss was particularly acute, but all of us, truly, enter the world in moment of loss ....more
My senior year in high school I rode the bus to school on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. But not on Tuesdays. On that one day of the week, my friend Michelle was allowed to drive her parents' car to school....more
My senior year in high school I rode the bus to school on Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays, and Fridays. But not on Tuesdays. On that one day of the week, my friend Michelle was allowed to drive her parents' car to school ....more
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