Learning to Think Outside of Our Tribes

Melancholy with the artist Disclaimer: These weekend links, books and blog reviews do not mean that I agree with all of the content or perspective in any particular link. Their presence here means that I found them either thought provoking, interesting, persuasive, funny, useful, sad, informative, inspiring, and sometimes all of those things. I hope … More Learning to Think Outside of Our Tribes

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Testing Your Manhood

In response to an interview question, “What is a great lover?” the Actor Ricardo Montalban, famously replied,  “A great lover is someone who can satisfy one woman her entire lifetime and be satisfied with one woman his entire lifetime. It is not someone who goes from woman to woman; any dog can do that.”  Montalban … More Testing Your Manhood

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Sunday Afternoon Musings

Great Quotes and Comments Series Time Magazine reports that . . . “Millennials and Gen X-ers keep their smartphones handy 22 hours a day, which means while they’re eating sleeping, working and driving.” Time Magazine September 8, 2014, p. 28 Comments: Scary. It’s not just millennials and Gen Xers. Remember when phones were attached to walls and … More Sunday Afternoon Musings

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Days Without Grace

She was being interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR). An American actress playing the mother of a special needs child in a new play from London now touring the USA. The play is getting rave reviews as it explores the inner workings of a 15-year-old boy whose parents love, but can’t touch because of his … More Days Without Grace

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Parenting as An Act of Rebellion Against American Culture

The book was written in 1986, (how is it possible that 30 years have passed?) but it is more relevant now than it was then. Neil Postman prophetically spoke of this 21st-century culture when he wrote Amusing Ourselves to Death.  I think the mindset that is needed today is exactly what Neil Postman recommended 30 … More Parenting as An Act of Rebellion Against American Culture

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