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Daily Archives: September 3rd, 2009

A Walk in a Patriarchal Neighborhood

It was a late summer afternoon and the shady front yards were in flower with hostas, ligularia and coneflowers. Red Impatiens and begonias bloomed in pots. The smell of cooking potatoes drifted from several houses and a mother in a dress was absorbed with sweeping the sidewalk in front of her door.  There were children everywhere, as if this was a reservation […]

Male and Female, Summarized

  A male reader writes: I would just like to ask you a very simple question, what do you consider the main masculine attributes and the main feminine attributes to be? Laura writes: That’s not a simple question! But, even complicated questions have simple answers. Two years ago, I took a tour of a prestigious liberal arts college […]