Dangers of dating in the 21st century

Part of the trend towards ‘reclaiming the commons’ is an effort to fight against privatization. But if the movement to recognize and build old or new commons does not handle the concept carefully, it could actually facilitate privatization.

In Persuasion, Austen shows us the womanly fortitude of Anne Elliot is far superior to the girlish shenanigans of Louisa Musgrove.

This year, we will talk about place and property, and explore the relationship between the Commons and the State.

Last year we kicked off our event series with a focus on "Food For Thought" featuring keynote Vandana Shiva and a full roster of incredible speakers who challenged us to consider the Commons.

I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I couldn’t imagine navigating such a huge life decision so quickly. Happily so—and probably more so than most people I know who had nonarranged marriages.

The first girl, he said, was “a little too tall,” and the second girl was “a little too short.” Then he met my mom. Let’s look at how I do things, maybe with a slightly less important decision, like the time I had to pick where to eat dinner in Seattle when I was on tour last year.

video from Avery De Abreu Dangerous Ideas is a festival combining music, art, and critical conversation which challenges our underlying assumptions and invites us to shift our thinking so we can shift our world.

That a young man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife is really no more than a home truth of the sort bandied about between women like Mrs Bennet.

And yet - is the young man with the large fortune in this case in want of a wife? It seems that women like Mrs Bennet - and like your mother and mine - do know a thing or two after all!

This kind of rigor goes into a lot of my decisionmaking.

Whether it’s where I’m eating, where I’m traveling or, God forbid, something I’m buying, like a lot of people in my generation—those in their 20s and 30s—I feel compelled to do a ton of research to make sure I’m getting every option and then making the best choice.

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  1. Malnutrition played a role in at least one of your sibling’s disabilities, right? My younger sister Meri had hydrocephalus, a condition where fluid accumulates in the brain, typically in young children, that can cause brain damage, and my older sister Audrey was never officially diagnosed with autism, but the women who help take care of her now believe she has it. Ruth: I think my mom found a place where she felt like she belonged.