Superiority, Insecurity, and Impulse Control: The Triple Package

I promised to review The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America (2014) by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld after I ended up talking about it on The Katie [Couric] Show in February. In case you missed it, Katie Couric’s producers found my blog on Battle... Continue Reading →

A Kite Needs Wind

If somebody offers to help you, you take it, even if that help is the form of constructive criticism. Even if that help is scary to accept. I recently presented some work at a folklore conference.  My study bridges a gap between folklore and my field of professional communication.  I had recently submitted the paper... Continue Reading →

Julia Child and Paris

I envy Julia Child’s years of living abroad, especially her time in France.  Almost four years ago, my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Paris with my dad, his partner, and my grandmother.  Wow!  What a trip.  It was my first time overseas (I’d only ever been to Canada), and I long to... Continue Reading →

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