A New York Times Magazine article reminded me of how little culture affects how we feel about our children. In my job I deal on a daily basis with peoples of different backgrounds. Yet, their hopes and dreams for their children are nearly identical.
Bibi and Poldi, two giant tortoises who have been together since their birth in 1897, called it quits on their relationship this year. The relationship had survived 115 years, a move from Switzerland to Austria, and 300 children (ages 16-85).
Discovery News reports:
… zoo staff are trying everything to save the marriage. They have given the pair “counseling,” “romantic good food,” and have tried to get the tortoises interested in “joint games,” but all to no avail so far.
I just discovered a hilarious website called Awkward Family Photos. In it people (or their friends) post funny photos of their families.Many of the photos are sweet but awkward: There’s the happy newlyweds, the proudly pregnant and proud new parents.
Professor Test Dummy no longer has a job at Berkley’s Law School. We know this because he is no longer listed in the faculty profile webpage.
At the end of April, the Professor was listed under “D” in Boalt Hall’s faculty profile page:
I didn’t see the whole show but – from what I gather of this short clip – it’s all a publicity stunt. Gary and his wife had probably already discussed what “dirty laundry” to air and which part of their personal lives to keep private. Pretty mild stuff compared to what’s out there.