Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

  • rWorld

    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

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Gender Less People

Posted by dalekuehne on June 10, 2011

Last year Britain erased the gender divide by recognizing the first genderless person.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7446850/Briton-is-recognised-as-worlds-first-officially-genderless-person.html

Paula Cole sings of the tragic dance between genders.

Oh, you get me ready in your ’56 Chevy
Why don’t we go sit down in the shade?
Take shelter on my front porch
The dandelion, sun scorching
Like a glass of cold lemonade?
I will do laundry if you pay all the bills

Where is my John Wayne?
Where is my prairie song?
Where is my happy ending?
Where have all the cowboys gone?

Why don’t you stay the evening?
Kick back and watch the TV
And I’ll fix a little something to eat
Oh, I know your back hurts from working on the tractor
How do you take your coffee, my sweet?
I will raise the children if you pay all the bills

I am wearing my new dress tonight
But you don’t, but you don’t even notice me
(Say our goodbyes…)

We finally sell the Chevy
When we had another baby
And you took the job in Tennessee
You made friends at the farm
And you joined them at the bar
Almost every single day of the week
I will wash the dishes while you go have a beer

Where is my Marlboro man?
Where is his shiny gun?
Where is my lonely ranger?
Where have all the cowboys gone?

Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? by Paula Cole from This Fire (1997)

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