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Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Core Competency Life

Just a quick post to point you to one of my favorite media takes on the NY Times story. This one comes from Laura Vanderkam, author of Grindhopping, and appears in The Huffington Post as one of a series of articles she has written on 'Core Competency Moms.' We'd prefer 'Core Competency Parents,' of course, but her series deals with prioritizing your life and being conscious about how you are spending your time.

I love Ms Vanderkam's take on ESP, and am especially fond of this sentence: "It is as much a slander to deny men's talents in [nurturing children] as to claim women can't be doctors, engineers or heads of state."

And of course, who wouldn't love the ending: "...maybe, maybe, the Vachons are the leading edge of true social change."

Thanks, Laura V., for a thoughtful essay.


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