Data Dump: The Sociology of Talking about Yourself

Data Dump: The Sociology of Talking about Yourself

Image by splongo from Pixabay Okay, I don’t much like sharing personal things, but sometimes you must in order to make a point. So, when I was married to my second husband . . . oh, dear, I must digress again with a hot tip for you: If you’re an Aquarius /...
Politics, Religion, and . . . Football? One day at the bank

Politics, Religion, and . . . Football? One day at the bank

First of all, you might not get this unless you remember a type of exchange that may be passing into history. There used to be places — stores, whatever — where workers and customers actually conversed, and these conversations sometimes developed into...
Let’s Talk Ertugrul

Let’s Talk Ertugrul

Greetings, Beys and Hatuns! Recently I’ve been fighting off the desire to post a giant, colored block on Facebook saying, “My Turgut! My Turgut!” just to see who else is watching. FYI, this character’s name is pronounced,...
So Glad “Black” is Back!

So Glad “Black” is Back!

This is written from Minneapolis, city of George Floyd’s murder, where I live. It’s the site of a shameful, inexcusable crime by men who were sworn to protect, and it wasn’t our first unjustified police killing of a Black person by any means. But...
“My name is Tree, but call me George”

“My name is Tree, but call me George”

If You’re Raised by a Nonconformist to be a Nonconformist and It Works, Does That Make You a Conformist? Because, you see, you’re doing what you were brought up to do, what is expected. First responses to this question ranged from confusion (“Yes,...