Category Archives: Ethnocentric

Learning about the world through travel – Guatemala

We are here in Guatemala – a little way outside a small village called San Marcos la laguna on beautiful Lake Atitlan which is a few hours west of Guatemala city. They call it the land of the eternal spring … Continue reading

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3) Physical Force With vs. Against – Con’t

Here I am again after a two week haitus.  I apologise!  Thankfully my partner is holding the ship afloat.  Thanks Edgymama!   Are boys naturally more aggressive?  It would seem that generally speaking they are.  But over the last months I … Continue reading

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Smashing windows and burning police cars – modern boy’s rite of passage?

By now many people have heard about the shameful rioting that took place in Vancouver following the Stanley Cup loss last week. Is this the modern boy’s rite of passage I’ve been writing about on my previous two postings?  Smashing windows, … Continue reading

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Boys in other cultures

Illness reigns in this household so I will simply leave you with these ponderings. I think I’m getting the feel for the perspective of childhood psychologists I tend to agree with when it comes to analyzing what boys in our culture … Continue reading

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