I’m Just as Strange as You

I’ll be going to see a Frida Kahlo / Diego Rivera exhibit today. Last night my wife and I watched the movie again in preparation. I love how art can speak a language about human nature that transcends words. But I also love when someone can feel so deeply and be able to express those words without abandon.

Exquisitely Human

I'm just as strange as you

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Nursing Your Cinco De Mayo Hangover With Some Cultural Facts

I don't know about the rest of you, but try as I might not to be a rank partying amateur and booze it up on Cinco De Mayo because I can, I did still end up at a Mexican restaurant, enjoying just a bit too much chips, dip and tequila. That being said, the Anthropologist … Continue reading Nursing Your Cinco De Mayo Hangover With Some Cultural Facts

A Little Bit of Color from Sociology of Style: Where Holidays Get Their Hues…

Another great cultural context blog from Sociology of style:  this time it's a semiotics commentary on why certain colors are associated with certain Holidays   Sociology of Style: Ask Anna "Why are specific colors associated with certain holidays?" Ask Anna: Why are specific colors associated with certain holidays? It happens every season: stores and public … Continue reading A Little Bit of Color from Sociology of Style: Where Holidays Get Their Hues…

Intelligent Optimism: A Perspective On The Social Context Of “Consciousness”

One of my favorite subscriptions is to a magazine called the Intelligent Optimist (formerly known as Ode)  http://www.theoptimist.com/ What I love about this publication is how they connect social context to social consciousness and speak to people who are business leaders as well as overall conscientious human beings in a way that empowers us to … Continue reading Intelligent Optimism: A Perspective On The Social Context Of “Consciousness”

Sports With Balls: A Timeless Human Ritual

It's a Sunday in January in the U.S.A, which means that (according to a 2011 Harris Poll survey) 64% of the population will be watching football at some point today.  Among those, 2/3rds of men and just over half of all women.  According to another survey (by Gallup), only about 41% of Americans attend weekly … Continue reading Sports With Balls: A Timeless Human Ritual