Tag: tradition


Montessori a matrilineal magnet

few weeks ago we got the student directory for my son’s public Montessori school. Thumbing through it I started noticing something: Parents and children with different last names. Lots of them. I started counting. There were almost 300 families listed. By the time I got to “Z” I’d tallied thatRead More

Back on my soapbox

Traverse City’s community weekly has a profile this week on a local lawyer, Enrico Schaefer, who specializes in Internet law. In telling his background, it contains this sentence about his marriage: ” ‘In an act of love that few husbands would even consider, Enrico also took Nan’s last name toRead More

Sharing last name no indication of father-child bond

Lesson No. 1 in journalism school: Never assume. There’s even an acronym for what happens to you (and your editor, usually the one who’ll really hammer it home): It makes an ass of u and me. Assumptions run rampant when it comes to last name choices. In late October, DetroitRead More