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With the notion that powerful boys are those who have dads who teach them all the boy stuff and moms who teach them its OK to cry or to hug..., the implications are immediately marginalizing. First, it slices in half the prospects for those kids with single moms and dads who, by such reasoning, can only parent according to their chromosomal luck of the draw. In a society where half of all marriages end in divorce, men and women, and society in general, need to recognize that the full range of lessons imparted to children can come from both mother and father. But never mind marital statistics. The premise that we should limit ourselves, much less our children, to a proscribed set of activities and instinctive behaviors according to our sex is archaic.
I was raised on a ranch, where boys milked the cows, mowed lawns and earned summer wages driving grain trucks, while the girls entered pie-baking contests, cleaned house, canned and fed harvest crews in exchange for the promise of a college education if they didnt get married first. Aside from the unfairness of the latter part of that bargain (which has since been ushered into obsolescence with the aid of the womens movement), my five brothers, two sisters and I grew up watching our very masculine father sashay into the kitchen on Saturdays with an oh, goody smile and roll up his sleeves to help my very capable mom knead bread dough. He was no stranger to a dishpan, knew exactly how to operate a mop and at 87 still claims his right to be half of the salsa making team. Mind you, this is a man who broke horses as a teenager, could take apart a combine and knew how to stitch up a prolapsed cow at the end of a catastrophic delivery. (I dont know whether he could have designed the interiors of our home, but I imagine if hed had a little extra time hed have had opinions that would have translated nicely.)Eating locally grown food can make a world of difference
Indeed, were lucky the questions even on the table.
Lindquist came on during one of the rockiest times in recent history at the Vashon Island School District stepping in as the interim superintendent shortly after Mimi Walker was forced to go on administrative leave and just as the full extent of the districts budget woes were coming to light.Democracy on Vashon
The Island-wide gathering of Vashons 19 precincts on Saturday was chaotic, messy, disorganized and a hassle. It was hard to hear, hard to follow and at times even jarring. It was also deeply moving.On dogs, parks and messes
For The Beachcomber
When we moved to Vashon, we were delighted to find the rules regarding dogs in parks less rigid than in the city. Providing free waste bags and handy garbage cans and allowing dogs to run free if they are not bothering others seemed wonderfully enlightened. Now we find that, though the policies are gentle, the experience can be downright unpleasant.Sibel Edmonds untold story should be heard in the U.S.
For The Beachcomber
Water is a powerful issue on Vashon. The Island is served by a sole-source aquifer, which means were dependent on whatever falls onto the ground, seeps into the earth and builds the supply that we can pull up from our wells. If we use too much, we run out, a scary prospect for Islanders.