Greater Than the Sum Quote

...each one of us is so much more than any one thing. A sick child is much more than his or her sickness. A person with a disability is much, much more than a handicap. A pediatrician is more than a medical doctor. You’re much more than your job description or your age or your… Continue reading Greater Than the Sum Quote

Mr. Rogers, We Need You

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? A Fred Rogers documentary, 2018 “Love is at the root of everything.” Fred Rogers Why you should watch it: To be reminded of Mr. Rogers’ message that we all deserve loveTo see what someone giving his undivided time and attention looks and feels likeTo remember a great man who helped… Continue reading Mr. Rogers, We Need You

The End of the Toothpaste Tube of Childhood

My teens have reached an interesting limbo of adolescence. They are past fighting over who is touching who in the car, school doesn’t define or consume them, and full-time work and adult relationships remain in the foggy future. So the hands-on, physically exhausting part of child-rearing is over, and the emotional, financial, intellectually stimulating portion… Continue reading The End of the Toothpaste Tube of Childhood

“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!”