generation

Thanksgiving and Passover

Twenty-four hours to Thanksgiving 2018.    Being a Gentile, the similarities of Thanksgiving and  the Jewish celebration of Passover had not occurred to me before today.  As I researched the similarities I was reminded that there is very little in our experience that does not have a precedent. Linking the celebrations Of course Thanksgiving is …

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Shame as control

One of the ways we control our youngsters is through shame.  Of course we don’t consider it controlling, we sugar-coat it as “Teaching” but it is still shame.  “Do you want people thinking you are a slob?” we might tell a young one.  Innocent as this little phrase might at first sound, it will last …

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Archetypes

One can learn much from looking at the popular culture of a country, or generation.  Take, for instance, the popularity of zombies among a certain demographic of the United States.  How many movies, television shows and halloween costumes are zombie oriented?  What this reflects about this demographic (and I say this without judgement) is a …

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