The Geek Nerd False Dichotomy

This post is not to add fuel to a flamewar of geeks versus nerds. On the contrary, I think they’re two sides of the same coin, united on common ground. Thus “geek or nerd” is a false dichotomy. Geeking out on the grammar with a nerdy definition of dichotomy should help. From the New Oxford American Dictionary: Dichotomy – a division or contrast between two … Continue reading The Geek Nerd False Dichotomy

Being In A Box

How do you define yourself? Who, or what, are you? Identity can be a complex subject because people are not that simple. We are nuanced. Maybe even mysterious. There’s something else that adds to the complexity: over-thinking identity. But then, swinging the pendulum in the opposite direction to over-simplifying a person’s identity is also tricky! Now that we got that cleared up…ahem. Recently I realized … Continue reading Being In A Box