I was named after my maternal uncle and my father. My sister was named after two women on my mother’s side. When we both realized who we had been named for we were honored. Both of my grand nephews (from two different nieces) share both my father’s and my middle name. I know why a late father would be thrilled, as am I. We all share the name Alan, which my father told me is the proper way to spell it. Wink, wink. If you’re asking you know it’s not true. If you’re on here asking questions about him you know you don’t want this. Take it from one engaged woman to another. Don’t marry him if you can’t agree on how to raise children. Yup. I was criticized in a year-end review for taking a day off three months earlier and missing a meeting. This was the first I heard the boss was upset. I told the person in charge of scheduling the meeting that I couldn’t make it because my son was having surgery and she still scheduled it that day. Sorry, my kid is more important than a meeting that I really didn’t need to be at.
Global integration, living in a world where everybody depends on everybody else and we are all responsible for each other, is not man-made. We evolved into our present global, integral conditions as a result of Nature’s relentless, deterministic evolutionary plan driving the whole system – including us – towards a final, most optimal integration. So this is not the past, but our present and our future. On the other hand, how we use globalization will change. The present self-serving, self-justifying, exploitative way of using our inevitable global connections, while depleting Nature’s resources cannot continue, as with it we inevitably self-destruct, as we can clearly see from the daily events all around the world. en I was younger we lived in a house that had elderly neighbors on both sides,our garden had fences on both sides probably 7 or 8 foot tall.