UNICEF estimates that a child under 15 dies every 5 seconds from extreme poverty. A large majority of these deaths are children under 5 years old and at least half are newborns. They die from diseases such as malaria and intestinal worms or because they don't have access to clean … [Read more...] about What Is Our Moral Obligation To Those In Extreme Poverty?
Baseball was my life when I was a 12 year old kid. I couldn't get enough of it. Between 1987 and 1990, I either watched or listened (on the radio) to pretty much every broadcast of San Francisco Giants baseball games. I kept track of player stats on my own because the newspaper … [Read more...] about Could Kids Create Rules For A New Society?
A few years ago our family outgrew a small 900 square foot bungalow built in 1912. It was a charming little house in an eclectic neighborhood but we were about to have our second child and figured that we needed another bedroom. Most people in the neighborhood had no kids or if … [Read more...] about Is There Free Will To Change Who You Are?
There are a couple horses that live near our house and hang out in the pasture by the road. Occassionally my kids will comment on whether they look happy, sad, hungry, cold or even bored. When they saw the horses while it was snowing, they worried they were too cold. If we drove … [Read more...] about Can We Truly Empathize With Animals?
It wasn't too long ago that I was downstairs picking up toys in our family room with our kids. It had gotten so messy that we had to call an emergency meeting to clean things up. From Fisher Price Little People to dolls, race cars and dress-up clothes, stuff was strewn … [Read more...] about Before There Was Marie Kondo, There was Diogenes