“As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate lovingly, our own.” Margaret Mead, anthropologist

Converse_Shoes_by_styx777A Day in My Shoes: Breaking a Cultural Norm

Goal: Violate an American cultural norm.  Reason: For fun!  And to get a good grade on my sociology paper.  Method: Fashion (Converse© shoes, specifically).



imagesBrandless: Keep Your Logos Off My Body

“Name brands” is always something that’s puzzled me.  Why are people willing to pay less for a recognizable brand?  Is it really about the quality or more about the idea that brand is selling?


maskLife: The Masquerade

Maybe life is a large and elaborate 24/7 masquerade ball.  Maybe the happy, confident, well put together faces the people around us are showcasing are really just masks.


wonderwoman_dlPlanning Wonder Woman’s Funeral

After years of crime fighting the iconic superhero had passed away.  And her only request was the her funeral and burial honor all of the many cultures of the Earth who had supported and loved her.  The request was sweet … but it sure wasn’t simple!