Intercultural Talk as Statue of Liberty

#GetGrandmaontheFacebook

Thinking about finally convincing my mom to go on a computer feels like Scarlett Johansson from Her, where (ohhh…Google Search Break, let me look up the name of the guy who played the main character…I’m back…it’s Joaquim Phoenix…) But, and you heard it here first…the first Google result for “star of Her” was an announcement…

High School as Anthropology

My son…whoa—cardinal rule of becoming a high schooler…he is no longer publicly my son because I embarrass him too much (Me: “How should I behave to not embarrass you?” Son: “don’t be yourself”) So…my FRIEND’s son (mfs) just started high school…a ninth grader at a Chicago public school with 3,000 students. “I almost got beat…

Would Bathroom Humor Tourism be Popular in Cultures Outside of the USA?

(This post originally appeared 9/2013.) A review of recent photos from road trips with my son Lucca has yielded a certain theme.  Let me give you a sampling: World’s Largest Toilet, Columbus, IN, August, 2013 Shit Fountain, Chicago, IL Special Birthday Outing, April 2013 Crapo Park, Burlington, IA March 2013 Aside from me clearly being…