07.08.2012 Mahler's Musings Comments Off on Don’t believe everything you think

Don’t believe everything you think

I’m running the other day (truthfully, barely slogging up a hill) and see a bumper sticker with this quote on it and it speaks to me.  So I take a close look and it’s made by northernsun.com but...

07.08.2012 Mahler's Musings Comments Off on Utopia or dystopia? What will the effects be of women earning as much/more than men?

Utopia or dystopia? What will the effects be of women earning as much/more than men?

When I was growing up in the 1970s as the only daughter in a family with three sons and a domineering father, I struggled to be valued as a female.  My father told my older brother to “take care...

23.03.2012 Mahler's Musings 4 Comments

Personality Stability, Cultural Flux

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how our minds carve out the sensation of stability and continuity in a world of continual flux.  What continual flux, you ask?  Well, at a minimum there is...

09.02.2012 Mahler's Musings 1 Comment

Feb 3 Theory of Mind and the Arts

Have to admit that I have recently had a reconciliation with the Arts.  It took seeing about a half dozen museums during my trip to Portugal and Spain last month and a lot of associational thinking...

19.01.2012 Questions & Clarifications About Culture as Comfort 19 Comments

What about “Personality”?

Yesterday, Jan 18, in my presentation I was asked about the importance of personality to learning culture.  That’s a complex question, I responded, and I do not see it truly being addressed in...