The Lessons of a Rainy Birthday
On my son’s 19th birthday, it rained. It didn’t just rain. It poured. Which would be no fun in any circumstance, but we were on vacation at the beach—and Zack had just one more day before we had to put him on a plane back to college.Read full story
How young is too young for Facebook?
A law proposed in California would require that social networking sites like Facebook take down content from the profiles of children under 18 if their parents request it.Read full story
Should pre-teens have cell phones? My 10-year-old thinks so.
My 10-year-old daughter wants a cell phone. She wants it bad. So bad that the other night I came home to the note pictured below.Read full story
Sometimes I hear my 5-year-old son say things, or watch him do things, that I’ve been meaning to teach him but haven’t. I was totally planning on doing it, it’s just that I hadn’t had time yet, or the teachable moment hadn’t happened. And yet, he knew it already.Read full story
Staying off the Slippery Slope to WALL-E
If you haven’t seen the movie “WALL-E”, you should. Not just because the robot hero (named WALL-E) is wonderful, but also because the movie is a great cautionary tale. The movie takes place in the future. Mankind has polluted earth so badly that it is uninhabitable. Everyone took off in a spaceship that now roams […]Read full story