Tag: generations

  • Legacy and Influence

    Legacy and Influence

    Maybe it’s my age.  Perhaps it’s simply the dawning of a new realization. Regardless of the origin for this motivation and drive, the need for establishing legacy is taking center stage for me. My ancestry is very blurred: I knew my maternal grandmother, but met my grandfather only once or twice before he died—all prior…

  • Are You Disconnected From History?

    Are You Disconnected From History?

    Social scientists tell us that one of the unique characteristics of Western culture in our generation is an increasing disconnection with our history and heritage. Those connections used to provide a sense of identity, a sense of participation in a type of cultural legacy that informed personal identity and sense of belonging. Coupled with the…