How culture matters

If you walk into a neighborhood in my part of Japan, you'll see a display like this somewhere near the entrance. It's a map showing all of the houses in a neighborhood, and the names of families who live in the houses. Do you have something like this where you live? … Continue reading

Guest posts you may have missed

  It has been a rough couple of months. With teaching, writing, and travel, and a few natural and man-made disasters, I've done a poor job keeping up this blog, a worse job of reading other people's blogs, and an embarrassingly dreadful job of commenting on blogs (to let people know … Continue reading