Terms for old men

If I live long enough, people may call me an old coot, an old codger, or an old geezer. These terms are sometimes used as derogatory and sometimes used just to mean an old man.  A coot is a water bird that looks awkward when it moves. "Codger" may be a version...

Life has opened up for women

My mother was smart and quite a reader. Being a girl in a big family, she did not have parental support for going to university. She got a job as a secretary, got married, and had children. Her options were limited. Thinking about her experiences led me to consider...

Psychology of Fascists

Fascism "is a political philosophy...that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition." People become...

Developing an Interest in Science

When I was an undergraduate student, I was required to take a science course of my choosing. My regional university had many mediocre students, so it offered a course that I thought of as science for dummies. I had no interest in science and wanted to get high...

Get Ready

There are at least five things to do before your life ends. I suggest starting on them right now because it is hard to predict when we will take our last breath. Accidents happen. Wars. Natural disasters. Heart attacks.  You might last many decades from now....