Chic-Fil-A Doesn’t Want Gays To Get Married: But Can I Stil Eat Thier Sammiches?

What an interesting dilemma the folks at Chick-Fil-A have put consumers in.  They have publicly expressed a very polarizing point of view on social hot-topic:  Gay Marriage. In case you haven't heard: they are not in the equal rights camp. Rather, the CEO of the company has come out publicly on several occasions letting America … Continue reading Chic-Fil-A Doesn’t Want Gays To Get Married: But Can I Stil Eat Thier Sammiches?

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How Do You Know When You Have Become An Adult?

I do a lot of work / pay a lot of attention to youth culture and the sociocultural realities of young adults on a global as well as "local" US) level.  I have observed / written / advised clients on the life-stages of Gen Y young adults (there are 3 in the U.S., BTW) as … Continue reading How Do You Know When You Have Become An Adult?

How To Spend A Weekend With Your Mom

I don't know why it is, but I know it "is"...and not just for me but as an experience had by a lot of Gen X-ish women who have grown up to become independent professionals and moved away from their families in search of their own way in the world. We love our parents  because … Continue reading How To Spend A Weekend With Your Mom

Proving Anthropologists Have A Sense of Humor – Or At Least Putting It In Context

As the dialogue on the American Anthropological Association LinkedIn forum continues (was intended to be, in part, a shameless plug for my blog but ended up driving more commentary than viewers...which is more than i really could have asked for),  I thought I would share some updates. The question I posed was "do anthropologists take … Continue reading Proving Anthropologists Have A Sense of Humor – Or At Least Putting It In Context

Putting your food where your mouth is: social food movements

When looking at the developed world and our own American reality, it's safe to say that our social problems, while still prevalent and a focus of our day-to-day politics, pale in comparison to the third world and other not-so-democratic countries. But one thing we know for sure is that issues relate to food production and … Continue reading Putting your food where your mouth is: social food movements