Thursday, June 01, 2006

Lake day

Steve and Tom headed for Atlanta at 7:30 a.m. to take Tom to the airport. He has to be in Richmond, VA tomorrow to sign papers for the Marine Corps and run another PFT before OCS in July.

The rest of us went to the lake. I alternated my time between the beach and the screened porch, knitting and reading. The children all swam and played in the water and on the beach. David and Joan also read - David had The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy, and Joan had They Loved to Laugh by Kathryn Worth.

I finished The War Against Boys. Sommers wrote the book in 2000, but I think the idea that boys need to be more like girls and less like boys is still prevalent in our culture. Sommers notes that much of the responsibility for the pervasiveness of this idea belongs to Carol Gilligan, professor of gender studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Unfortunately, Gilligan's "research" doesn't appear to be based on published data. It really is more a case of repeating a statement over and over again until many others pick up the chant.

Ginger Pye will be done tonight, and I should finish Pilgrim at Tinker Creek tomorrow.

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Blogger Carmon Friedrich said...

Why, you sneaky girl! I finally figured out this was here. I'm so used to seeing "Laura D." without a link, and usually with bleary eyes early in the morning, that I didn't figure it out right away. Yippee!

10:42 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Not sneaky!! Just cautiously testing the waters with my toe, rather than diving in with a splash. (A friend of mine once referred to me as "LPL" for "Low-Profile-Laura.")

12:49 PM  
Blogger Carmon Friedrich said...

You could end up with lots of impressive letters after your name: Laura D., LPL, PMPL, LOL. :-)

2:49 PM  

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