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My recipe for a successful Christmas? Get your three bad luck strikes in early…

Wow, so that’s been a roller-coaster two weeks. There’s been an intense level of trepidation associated with this year’s festivities in our house: we were accommodating the extended family (in-laws, sisters, brother-in-law and three-month old baby), in our new house, with our new dog. And at least one generation of the family is going through … Continue reading


The Myth of Male Decline: reports of death = greatly exaggerated

Startlingly, it appears that the Great American Male is not an endangered species after all, at least, not according the the New York Times. What’s eye-opening, if depressingly not surprising, about the world Stephanie Coontz describes is that despite rapid progress towards greater equality in the 60s and 70s, women’s economic and societal advancement in … Continue reading