Passing This Along: Study (Effectively) To Show Thyself Approved

Solid study skills stuff for both Gentle Men and Women headed back to academic salt mines. Tactics of the Successful Gentleman Scholar The Rest of Us: Allowing that we’re all learning and using new information and methods all the time in a warp speed, ever expanding, mind bending, digital, cloud-y way, these tactics are usefulContinue reading “Passing This Along: Study (Effectively) To Show Thyself Approved”

Dominoes, Pigs, Vacuums & Providence — Musings, Mutterings & Meditations on Wound Care

I recently watched the televised tipping of a single domino whose toppling triggered one of those mesmerizing extended clickity-clickity chain reactions. I thought to myself, “It took some extremely patient guy with extremely steady hands eighteen hours to set his dominoes in place, only to see them reduced to rubble in under three minutes.” ManyContinue reading “Dominoes, Pigs, Vacuums & Providence — Musings, Mutterings & Meditations on Wound Care”

Hepsibah, Burpton and Me — Reluctant Patriarchal Advice

My sister’s friend is anticipating the birth of his first child. She asked me to think of bits of advice for first time fathers — humorous or serious — which, along with others’ bits of advice, would be used in some suitably embarrassing way against this rookery rookie. I reluctantly contributed, because although I amContinue reading “Hepsibah, Burpton and Me — Reluctant Patriarchal Advice”

Sharing: The Important Thing About Yelling

In tomorrow’s WheeledWords post to do with Fathering (no more hints), a list therein makes two particular points — one directly, other implicitly — about the art of yelling. Rachel Macy Stafford, author of Hands Free Mama, in “The Important Thing About Yelling” (http://huff.to/1driO2c), bests my winsome attempts, getting right to the point: [Yelling] shutsContinue reading “Sharing: The Important Thing About Yelling”

Sharing: The Power Of Empathy, Animated

Empathy or Sympathy? What’s the difference? Aren’t they the same? Perhaps you’re resolved to be more of one or the other in the coming New Year. On Diffen.com (diffen.com/difference/Empathy_vs_Sympathy), Empathy is defined as understanding what others are feeling because you have experienced it yourself or can put yourself in their shoes. Sympathy, as acknowledging anotherContinue reading “Sharing: The Power Of Empathy, Animated”