Prince George, Identity and Sense of Place

I’m staring at two-year-old Prince George on the cover of an old People magazine.  He looks pensive, solemn.   And why wouldn’t he?  He has a lot on his young shoulders—a new baby sister, the weight of a future crown, the …

Status Anxiety and Financial Insecurity: Ghosts in your Garden of Shame

  The house of my childhood was a modest home in a small town in Upper Michigan, on the corner of Financial Insecurity and Status Anxiety. My mother was not a happy woman.  I sensed that she had been happy …