The truth about bored kids

Image credit. There is a widely shared article on on how we’re over scheduling our kids (shocker, I know) and depriving them of the precious boredom they need to learn how to entertain themselves. It closes with this quote by the philosopher Bertrand Russel: “A child develops best when, like a young plant, he is … [Read more…]

May we once again be free to overindulge, the only price to pay a hangover and sore feet.

The Orlando massacre was one born of hatred and homophobia, propped up by the despicable doctrine of violence and terror promoted by ISIS, and then finally facilitated by the deplorable and reckless accessibility to automatic firearms in the United States.   It took place in a nightclub full of music and booze. Swaying hips, pulsing … [Read more…]

Where the fuck is the village?

Image credit. We were at a local historical attraction — a staged “pioneer village” where buildings from the 1800s have been moved to create a facsimile of a pioneer community. There were five adults and five children, including my own three kids. This was just this past weekend. On our way to get ice cream from … [Read more…]