The Perils of Adulthood Part 1: Making New Friends

The other day I was in my car listening to an episode of one of my favorite podcasts , This American Life.  The theme was related to the concept of human intimacy and all of the anxiety it causes. The second story was the one that really got to me. It was about how hard … Continue reading The Perils of Adulthood Part 1: Making New Friends

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Do Brands Have The Power To Change The World?

  Here is the one true thing I know about humans having studied them in action and been one myself for many years: we are essentially “good”. Whether we all know it or not, we share a light of truth that binds us to one another in a spirit of belonging whereby we all have … Continue reading Do Brands Have The Power To Change The World?

Getting Down To Business By Letting The Love In

I originally posted this article on LinkedIn but felt compelled to share here as well, since the Narcissistic Anthropologist in me is certain you will want to read it.  😉 Most humans will readily admit to wanting people to like them. While it’s a mild demonstration of vulnerability to do so, it’s one a good … Continue reading Getting Down To Business By Letting The Love In

Humans of The Willamette Valley: A Celebration of Life

Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Portland, Oregon for the very first time and take an unexpected "side trip" about 90 minutes north to a town called Jefferson - which is located in the Willamette Valley.  To the hipster-come-borgeois bohemian "metro area" dwellers (not unlike myself), the Willamette Valley is the place where … Continue reading Humans of The Willamette Valley: A Celebration of Life

Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve – Or Your Skin? Sociology of Style on How we Show Devotion Through Personal Adornment

Marks of Devotion   "Tis too much proved — that with devotion’s visage and pious action we do sugar o’er the devil himself." –Shakespeare, Hamlet A woman recently tattooed her “boyfriend’s” name on her face as a symbol of their “eternal devotion.” (To be fair, they’d met and been madly in love for a full … Continue reading Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve – Or Your Skin? Sociology of Style on How we Show Devotion Through Personal Adornment