We are all born the same, but some of us are distinctly capable of evil things while others just aren’t. Do you believe that we are fundamentally good or we’re good only because we’re taught to be so?
Tag Archive for parenting
A life without expectations
Do you really believe that relationships can be devoid of expectations? I know they’d be ideal, but I also know they’re not real.
See you on the other side
As I bid adieu to 2010, I hope you’ll take the time connect or reconnect with my musings. It’s been a wonderful ride and I look forward to your company in 2011.
Parenting tips you won’t find anywhere else
A list of absolute no-no’s for new and old parents … this is not something you find in Parenting 101.
What do you believe?
Recently I was interviewed by a high school student for a class assignment. His topic was Religion: Creed, Community, Calling and he asked me a lot of questions pertaining to my upbringing, my exposure to religion, my parent’s views, and my own beliefs. In telling him how I’ve come to an agnostic standpoint, I realized…
Are you an adult, yet?
I read Robin Marantz Henig’s “What Is It About 20 somethings?” in the August 18 online edition of the New York Times Magazine with much interest. Henig reports on various studies and hypotheses, most prominently Jeffrey Jensen Arnett‘s, who calls the 20s the “stage of emerging adulthood.” Henig observes that: One-third of people in their…
When we were kids…
When we were kids We did not have Games simulating the outdoors Indoors. ….. When we were kids We did not have Barney to entertain us So we would eat. ….. When we were kids We did not have Every facet of our life Visually cataloged. ….. When we were kids We did not wear…
Thank you, Dad — part 2
Both parts of this post are an entry in Blogadda’s Tribute to Dad contest, sponsored by Pringoo. CoolDad For kids who love their fathers This is part two of a two-part series dedicated to my father. Read part 1 here. ——- We discovered, in mom’s absence, that we would rather not be domesticated. Sometimes Maggi,…
Thank you, Dad
Both parts of this post are an entry in Blogadda’s Tribute to Dad contest, sponsored by Pringoo. CoolDad For kids who love their fathers ———- Father’s Day — another Hallmark creation that drives people to stores for greeting cards that try to spell out a lifetime of gratitude in 20 words. I have never written…
The hoopla of marriage
Weddings are a special time. For most people, it is a time of celebration and parties. The ceremony symbolizing the union may vary in each culture, but the ethos is the same: it’s a time for new beginnings. A time when two families, not just two individuals, join forces. And society acknowledges, and blesses, the…