In the excitement of the 2020 Nobel prizes in chemistry, “for the development of a method for genome editing”, I became aware that I knew very little about Nobel prizes of past years. Yes, I knew that women are only infrequently awarded the Prize--so infrequently that of the 916 winners, only 56 have been women … Continue reading The CRISPR Nobel
That was the week that was* . . . diversity and diversity training were thrown out with the cat... by the White House and at least within federal government organizations. https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-combating-race-sex-stereotyping/?utm_source=link The White House rationale is a spin which sees the 'black & white' of an argument and not the gray (context) which surrounds it--simplicity … Continue reading Diversity ‘on the outs’?
The mind is the brain at work and culture is the creation of manifold individual minds composing a civilization where the legacy is handed on from one generation to the next. Charles Gillespie 1998 A quick review: in Post I and II I present a new look at implicit Bias. I argue for a … Continue reading The View from a Small Island: Bias–Post III: The Human Imperfections
Polarization and Presidential Conventions August 21, 2020 a personal disclosure, an explainer book, the first presidential party convention and an introduction to a St. Louis couple who need counseling, desperately. I must disclose my political predilection at the outset. You may decide to continue reading, or not. Politically, I am socially liberal and fiscally conservative. … Continue reading Post V – a Pandemic and Party Conventions: the View from a Small Island
By March of 2020, articles about isolation and the effects of quarantine on relationship proliferate the internet. Some sexual, others platonic. Isolation serves notice to us all that life is different and a new normal could be expected. In my business-coaching practice, clients begin to share comments usually reserved for a therapist’s chair. Long-term partners, … Continue reading Post III: 2020, a pandemic romance–the view from a small island