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

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!”

Seeking Writing Style Critiques

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Aloha! 2019 is flying by, even my kids noticed. I have been chauffeuring them, wrestling with the internet, researching stories to present from a parent's perspective, and writing, writing, and rewriting. I am inspired by my current read Writing True: The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction by Sondra Perl and Mimi Schwartz to ask:… Continue reading Seeking Writing Style Critiques

Follow the Warrior Kid Code and Determine Your Fate, a book review

book cover of Way of the Warrior Kid Marc's Mission

This minimally descriptive book is dialogue and deed-driven, featuring hard work and real-world problems. Kids and their parents would enjoy it.