When one of my daughters had just learned to ride her bike, she quickly got really confident to try things like go up a curb, peddle fast and make sharp turns. On one particular day she was riding through a thin patch of gravel that had spilled from a truck onto the … [Read more...] about How Should The Story End?
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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
There is a lot of noise in our house. From the moment the first kid is awake until the last one goes to bed, there is some kind of commotion. It might be banging around cupboards in the kitchen, loud bursts of joy, loud bursts of displeasure or loud bursts that require a referee … [Read more...] about Can Two People Be Right In An Argument?
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?