Let me get something straight right from the start…
Men-folk are welcome here! Please don’t let the name “mama” scare you off. SocraticMama is not a blog about motherhood. Sure, I’m bound to muse about laundry and applesauce at some point, but I promise it won’t be often.
So, what’s in a name?
Initially, I wanted to call the site “The Socratic Sandbox.” I liked the communal and fun sound of that, but I thought it might give you this image:
Then I drempt up “Socrates’s Mother,” but that was too long and it had that nasty little apostrophe “s” in the url.
A friend suggested “SocraticMama.” It is short, sweet, and simple- easy to remember and to type so it stuck.
Socrates compared his role as a teacher to his mother Phaenarete’s profession of mid-wife. He said that like a mid-wife he did not create anything new, but only assisted others to give birth to their own ideas. So, if you are here with a creative or clever notion in your noggin then you are ergo a SocraticMama!
Today let’s celebrate the important men in our lives. Write a nice comment about a male family member, teacher, coach, friend, or celebrity who has inspired you. Just a few sentences if you are pressed for time, but longer stories and anecdotes would be wonderful to read as well. Don’t forget to send your special fellow the link to the comments page so he can read online just how fabulous he is!
(Comments are not restricted to women. Men can write about great guys, too)
Who do you love?