Posts Tagged ‘Wordsworth’

Getting To Know Lu

July 15, 2013
Lu, making a joyful noise at three months

Lu, making a joyful noise at three months

Lucinda Katherine joined the GGH Shufflin’ Crew on October 09, 2012.  According to the astrologists, it is a Libra baby birthday: day one of a “fair-minded, socially aware, and likable” balance seeker.  According to the pop culture historians, it was a birthday previously celebrated by John Lennon.  So we can safely infer that what we have here is an acerbic peacenik intent on starting a revolution from the comfort of her cradle.  And she has.  The only thing missing here in the tumult is the media and the handwritten “Bed Peace” signs on the window.  But to construe the identity of the child with the impact her birth has on her family would be tantamount to baby profiling.   Would it be fair to consider what’s now known as the Day Five Dead Of Night Diaper Blow Out as a defining moment?   (more…)

The Laughter

August 23, 2010

The portrait of the artist as a giggling first grade maniac

I recently caught wind of a study purporting that personality may be cemented by the time a person starts the first grade.  According to this study, the degree to which an individual possesses certain qualities determines behavior patterns throughout life, which ultimately casts the proverbial die of personal destiny.  For instance: the impulsive child gives rise to the loudmouthed adult while her more cautious colleague blooms into the wallflower.  “We remain recognizably the same person,” states study author Christopher Nave.  Nave is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Riverside.  I am a smartass with two degrees in English.  I think it’s kind of cute that scientists like Nave have finally gotten around to “proving” something that English majors like me has known for over 100 years:  “the child is the father of the man.” (more…)