Day: November 1, 2011

All the Single Ladies (and the science to back it up?)

So I’m on the phone with my new author friend, Tamara Duricka Johnson, (‘cause I’m cool like that) and she (being rather cool herself) asks, “Have you seen the November issue of The Atlantic?  I don’t usually read The Atlantic but I got a free trial subscription or something… anyway, there’s an essay I think you’d like.  It’s called ‘All the Single Ladies.’  Lots of anthropology.  Great blog fodder.  You should check it out.” Well, there are few things that get me going more than a Beyoncé reference in conjunction with the social sciences—especially if I can blog about it! I am, after all, in dire need of new material.  I won’t be seeing The Wedding Date for another week and a half and Date #7, the man from across the state, is refusing to go quietly.  I suppose my nineteen-paragraph email didn’t really help matters but what can I say?  Brevity has never been my forte.  He has made several good points in response—points that make me say, “Hmmm… I hadn’t considered that angle” …