Life in the Boomer Lane has been short for almost all of her entire life (birth doesn't count, as most newborns are unusually short.) She didn't notice it much when she was growing up (or rather, growing older), because everyone in her immediate family was vertically challenged.
For many, a dramatic contrast in height, bulk and density is the recipe for "incongruity." But, in a larger sense, don't today's urban centerpieces by definition show the latent "incongruities" of city life?
If you're short and you want a good view at a concert, check out a country music gig. There won't be many tall people there standing in your way. If you're a big-and-tall retailer, advertise more on ABC. You'll have the best chance of reaching tall people there. Random, right? Not really.
Nowadays, simply knowing how much you weigh isn't enough information to be as healthy as you can be. You need to know your height, since the relationship of weight to height is critically important in determining your overall health.
Millions of kids can now "look up" to Jeremy Lin for his accomplishments. If we grasp the opportunity to act on their behalf by getting the proper nutrition into their young lives, maybe more of us can look up to them someday?
No, this is not another blog post about the benefits (or costs) to being beautiful, though attractiveness certainly is a characteristic that can impact an election. Just ask Richard Nixon.
But I'm not talking about physical attractiveness per se.
In high school, I swore I would never date someone who was shorter than me. I was 5'10"-and-a-half, felt 6'2", and believed only a man of Shaquille O'Neal's stature could make me feel dainty, feminine and non-Amazonian.
A study surveying presidential elections from 1824 to 1992 suggests that Americans harbor a subtle form of prejudice called 'heightism,' in which short people are seen as inferior to their taller counterparts.