“Go play outside!”

The Art of Manliness podcast #532: How to Create a Neighborhood Where Kids Play Outside Terrific interview with Mark Lanza, author of Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place of Play. He wanted to bring back the archaic practice of kids playing outside. So he did. And he wrote a book to help you do… Continue reading “Go play outside!”

Thankful to Be Free

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Today is a day to celebrate our freedom to Choose our religion instead of forced to practice a state religionAssociate with whomever we choose, including friends, clubs, teams, and churchCriticize the PresidentSpeak our minds without fear of government retaliationFollow our hearts or the money in pursuit of our happinessMarry my choiceHave as many kids as… Continue reading Thankful to Be Free

Quote on Leadership

...leadership is communicating others' worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves. -Stephen Covey's definition of leadership according to his nine children This is also a vital parenting principle. Kids who believe in their own worth help, support, lead, and create. Source Covey, Stephen R. The 7 Habits of… Continue reading Quote on Leadership

Striking at Perspective: a Cobra Kai Series Review

Image from IMDB. Things are not always what they seem at first. -Daniel Larusso The Karate Kid was a favorite 1984 movie about a scrawny underdog winning a karate tournament and getting the girl. Several sequels and remakes followed (the one starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan was the best). My teenagers are enjoying this… Continue reading Striking at Perspective: a Cobra Kai Series Review

Getting the Truth From the Horse’s Mouth, a podcast reccy

Project Veritas' James O'Keefe talks about using undercover journalism and first-person accounts to unearth truths about Twitter and other organizations.

Following Through

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A few weeks ago, I wrote an article asking readers to hashtag and boycott products made in China to send China a firm message that berating and beating religion, identity, and family out of people is unacceptable. Temptation in outlet stores But it’s scary how easy it is to pretend the situation away. While shopping… Continue reading Following Through