DragonCon In Context

About four years ago my wife and I met at DragonCon: a Fantasy/sci-fi/comics/all-things super-nerdy convention held annually in downtown Atlanta. While both of us are needs at heart (and in-practice) in many ways - we were there as mostly observers that year - hanging out at one of the host hotel bars observing hundreds of … Continue reading DragonCon In Context

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A Few Notches Below Brunch: Sunday At The Waffle House

Today is my last day home alone with the dog and I decided that not only was i not in the mood to make breakfast, but I was also not in the mood to "fuss" about taking a long drive to get "the perfect bagel" - as was my previous aspiration until i woke up … Continue reading A Few Notches Below Brunch: Sunday At The Waffle House

Bring On The Love And Supplies: The Baby Shower Ritual

A couple of months ago I wrote a blog about planning a baby shower with a "village" of lesbians and the unique context and challenges. Yesterday was the culmination of all the time, sweat and tears (I am pleased to say very minimal amounts if blood were shed) as we gathered I help our friends … Continue reading Bring On The Love And Supplies: The Baby Shower Ritual

Empowerment Is The New “Green”

One of the macroforces driving change in human culture that I have been particularly interested in and excited about (and driving home to my clients) is Advancements in human insight. What I mean by this is that humans across the globe (and the government, corporate and non government organizations that have influence) have been recognizing … Continue reading Empowerment Is The New “Green”

Office Acculturation 104: Diagnosing Your Manager’s Dysfunction

To revisit an earlier series on office acculturation I thought I would share some thoughts on how to manage your managers.  Chances are you will have at least one if not more bosses and you should really know what you are dealing with. I have read up on management styles from many different sources.  My … Continue reading Office Acculturation 104: Diagnosing Your Manager’s Dysfunction

What I Am Is What I Am

I am "cheating" a little today, as this post made it to my "professional" blog first.  But I feel it's appropriate for those who would like a little bit of context.   Forever the narcissist, I bear my anthropological soul.  😉   An Anthropologist In Context I am an anthropologist. I am a participant observer … Continue reading What I Am Is What I Am

Office Acculturation 101: Talking The Talk

As an anthropologist working in a corporate setting and dealing with the different operating cultures of my diverse roster of client teams,  its fun to practice the ethnographic art and science of participant observation in studying "professional" culture.  It's useful in helping to understand how to work effectively within my surroundings, but it's also fun … Continue reading Office Acculturation 101: Talking The Talk