When I was in 4th grade, in 1975, my mother started having a self-described "mid-life crisis" that lasted several years. She sought help through counseling and reading, and one of the books she read was a wildly popular bestseller that I'd dismissed, until now.
Today's idea: Words are like clothes.
The concept of "parenting" is deeply embedded in our modern human culture and language, beyond the walls of family dwellings. In computing, for example, "parent-child" is a term used starting in the mid-1960s to describe data architecture. The "parent" could be a customer record, for example; the "child" would be a sales order for that … Continue reading Generations, part three.
This has to come in two parts, I'm afraid, because instead of writing tonight I spent the evening in the kitchen with my daughter, talking about Marie of France. We were talking about books we liked, and I mentioned the book I'd just finished reading for my book group. "What was it about?" my daughter … Continue reading Generations, part one.