Archive for September 20th, 2012

Mind Matters: Fathers, sons, and the ‘feminine’

As I swam in my favorite oasis of summer, a quarry replete with filter system and a beach, I overheard a child say, “Ouch, I skinned myself.” Father retorts, “Oh, you’re tough!” I let the comment go figuring that perhaps the dad has assessed the situation accurately as “nothing to fret about.” Awhile later, however, I hear the son say again something about how he is ...