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"Composing A Life "

In 1989, Mary Catherine Bateson (daughter of anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson) wrote a book titled Composing a Life.  Among other things, Bateson proposes that life is not a straightforward path, but more like an “improvisatory art.” As explanation, she notes that “improvisation doesn’t mean you don’t practice. 314 more words

Living As Apprentices

Mother of the World

I hope everyone had a great Wednesday! I apologize for missing Women in History Crush Wednesday last week and being late this week – it’s the end of the grading period at school, which means tests and quizzes in every class, every day. 926 more words


Euphoria (Recommended)

Euphoria by Lily King

The origin of Anthropology as deeply romantic, tragic love-triangle implodes.

(I’m including a photo of a gum tree so you can better appreciate the cover art.)

A Famous Life in the South Pacific: Euphoria

Review: Euphoria, by Lily King
Grove/Atlantic, 2014. 257 pp. $25

Suppose that three anthropologists, a husband-and-wife team and another man, cross paths in New Guinea in 1931. 664 more words

Reviews And Columns

It's Terrific Quote Day ~ 9/23/2015


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” – Margaret Mead, Anthropologist… 120 more words

Chelle Cordero

23 September 2015

From ‘ifferisms’, a compilation volume for aphorisms which begin with the word ‘If…’ from Dr Mardy Grothe.

If you associate enough with older people who do enjoy their lives, who are not stored away in any golden ghettos, you will gain a sense of continuity and of the possibility for a full life. 212 more words


Changing The World

Food has changed the world many times over and will continue to do so. Food is health, but also culture and tradition.  From the earliest forms of cultivation, to nomadic lifestyles, to crushing poverty, to the obesity and disease epidemic—food is front and center.  

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