Monthly Archives: February 2012

On Helicopter Parenting

Helicopter parenting is an interesting term du jour. I’m not sure when I first heard it: perhaps a year or two ago. My favorite on-line encyclopedia tells me that a: Helicopter parent is a colloquial, early 21st-century term for a … Continue reading

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Balancing the Scales

There are a number of blogs that I read regularly. I use Google Reader to keep track of them. Google Reader was a watershed moment for me . . . you know, like BC/AD, or before cell phones and after … Continue reading

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Aidan’s Questions

I came across this (former) même the other day and was amused. Aidan is my youngest. He’s 9 now (almost 10), but he was about 5 or 6 when he answered these questions. I find them sweet and developmentally fascinating. The … Continue reading

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On Our Children & Adolescents Being Digital Natives

The following quote is a comment to this story about funding cuts to the California public library system. I’ve been thinking lately about what it means to be a digital native because our school system has been using that term … Continue reading

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An Invitation to a Holy Lent

I originally wrote this post as a newsletter article for my church three years ago. As we approach the beginning of Lent this coming week, I re-visited my thoughts here and thought I’d share them with you. I’ve updated the calendar … Continue reading

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On Beginning

Especially for my friend, Rob; originally brought to my attention by my friend, Mark; and an important reminder to myself: “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there … Continue reading


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