What’s in a Name?

The Son of Man by Rene Magritte
The Son of Man (Le Fils de L’Homme),  Rene Magritte, 1964  Oil on Canvas

Growing up, I didn’t like my name. I’m still not crazy about it. Continue reading “What’s in a Name?”

That Betty

Archie Betty and Veronica
A blonde Betty. 

The Post Office in my home town was, up until she retired just a year ago, most often (wo)manned by a lady named Betty, aged sixty-some years. She is a proper Betty, meaning she was born in the forties, a time when the name “Betty” was quite popular for baby girls for whom their parents had grand dreams. These Bettys would go to college, marry well, start families and most likely not name their children Betty. By the time the later decades rolled around, there were other names were more in vogue. Continue reading “That Betty”