Oh Mom, you’re (still) embarrassing me…

  Oh Mom, you’re (still) embarrassing me (50 + years later). Oh Mom, do you have to make friends with every clerk, waiter, counter person, professional person who is employed to provide you a service of any kind? I read an article recently about how much New Yorkers prefer their quick, no-nonsense eateries and otherContinue reading “Oh Mom, you’re (still) embarrassing me…”

Monday musings: Expertise and the imaginary self.

  Do you fancy yourself an expert at something? Expertise looks a lot alike from thing to thing.  It doesn’t matter whether we’re doing cancer research, editing a blockbuster movie,  or cleaning a stove top, being an expert requires attention. There is a task at hand, and it hungers for completion. Maybe it will beContinue reading “Monday musings: Expertise and the imaginary self.”

LePell’s Index: (Remember Harper’s?)

  Hello my dear readers: I’ve been terribly remiss about writing my blog this past few weeks; I’m getting back on this proverbial old horse, what with the turning of the old calendar, literally, turning the page. I used to roll my eyes when the news all turned to “most, least, best, worst of…” duringContinue reading “LePell’s Index: (Remember Harper’s?)”