“Ain’t no thing like me, except me!”

I don’t know why people have to segregate themselves into like-minded groups – perhaps it’s an ancient instinct that coded into the fabric of our make-up. That there was inherently something safer about people who were just like us and something more dangerous about people who were different from us. In Christianity, there’s all sorts […]

On Respectable Head-covering

Protestant/Evangelical Christian Head Covering has always been something I’ve disliked ever since I learned that people have decided to try to resurrect it from it’s death half a century ago. Catholic Veiling, Amish Head Covering, hasn’t been anything I’ve been too worried about as it’s a different tradition and usually I don’t think of it […]

There’s no Future Without the Present

In an interview with the Times of London, Leadsom said: “I don’t really know Theresa very well, but I am sure she will be really, really sad she doesn’t have children. So I don’t want this to be ‘Andrea has got children, Theresa hasn’t,’ because I think that would be really horrible. But genuinely I […]

Doesn’t Fit

If my marshaling of scientific evidence against the test failed to change many minds, I hope that the narrative in which that evidence is embedded makes my larger point: that human beings are far too complex, too mysterious and too interesting to be defined by the banal categories of personality tests. – http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/06/25/483108905/personality-tests-are-popular-but-do-they-capture-the-real-you When I […]