Monthly Archives: May 2015

Can you love yourself too much? Ask Narcissus.

Remember Narcissus? In Greek mythology, he fell in love with his reflection in a pool of water, and died when he found he couldn’t grasp it. In the course of looking for trends in naming children (my last blog), I … Continue reading

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“What’s in a Name?”

“What’s in a name?” asked Shakespeare’s Romeo. What prompted my research into this question was a story I heard from a Buddhist minister. When he became ordained, the first Buddhist name he chose combined two Japanese words, one meaning the … Continue reading

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