Brothers’ and sisters’ keepers

Brothers’ and sisters’ keepers

Had a chat with someone I met while in Texas for a series of incredibly meaning Philosophy of Childing events. She has two young kids. Her kids right now compete for her attention — that’s how young siblings typically are. If one gets a gift, she the other...
Anyone can — and should — philosophize

Anyone can — and should — philosophize

In Ratatouille, Chef Gusteau claims, “Anyone can cook.” I claim, “Anyone can philosophize.”  And everyone should. No, not the pretentious, impenetrable stuff in academia that all too often is passed off as philosophizing, when little, alas,...
What you should never outgrow

What you should never outgrow

Are there some things we should never outgrow — like carrying our adored daughters on our shoulders? Are there some things we become too old for — like watching Barbie movies and wearing princess dresses and (in my case) playing with Hotwheels cars (still...
National Sibling Day, a requiem

National Sibling Day, a requiem

I have seen so many beautiful and touching posts today of siblings who cherish and praise one another. Wish so much I had a sibling to whom I could also give such panegyrics. Once upon a time, I did. Best I can do now is offer up a requiem to a brother older in...
Turning Over a New Leaf

Turning Over a New Leaf

Recently I wrote about the wondrous reasoning powers of my 3-year-old — which, far from being ‘Cybele-specific,’ are actually typical of your run of the mill young ‘un. But what I didn’t delve into was the ethical reasoning prowess of...