Month: May 2015

Citizenship
Parenting

Individual Liberty

Individual liberty. You won’t like what everyone else does with theirs. Get over it. Devon Austin Generally (FB post) My kids have shared a room for nine years. The younger one just decided he wanted his own room. Given the level of bickering they had been doing, I made it happen that same day. (Luckily, […]

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Why Choose POV Press

Why Choose POV Press?

I’m a writer. I chose the indie author route because making 5-10% royalties from a big city publisher, waiting for years to see my book in print, and ultimately losing most of the control of the final product simply didn’t appeal to me. At the same time, I have struggled to market my books well […]

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General

Leaders vs Managers

I recently had a very frustrating experience with my son and one of his clubs. I have been taught leadership and management skills since around the time I learned how to tie my shoes. As a result, I can have exceptionally high – and often unrealistic – standards for leaders. It is usually those I […]

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General
Parenting
Second Amendment

Playdates and Guns

I don’t know if you have seen it, but there is a post making the rounds about a mom who is concerned that there might be unsecured firearms left laying around other people’s homes. The original poster is unwilling to let her kids play at anyone else’s home if they own a gun, unless she […]

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General
Meme

All Hospitals Should Have Organic Greenhouses

We see memes online all the time, especially on Facebook. One that caught my eye came from Food, Inc and used an image from Henry Ford Hospital near Detroit, Michigan. It showed a greenhouse and said “All Hospitals Should Have Organic Greenhouses”. Personally, I believe the label and certifications of things as “organic” are generally […]

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Current Events
Parenting
Pop Culture

Baltimore Riots and The Mom of the Year

If you haven’t seen the video, just search for “Mom of the Year”+”Baltimore Riots”. It’s a mom cussing out her fully-grown (but not adult) son and hitting him when she found him out with the rioters. He goes home with her and not a single rioter tries to interfere with the Mama Bear making her […]

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When was the last time you ate something new?
Education
General
Parenting
Pop Culture

Color Doesn’t Matter: Parents Want What’s Best

Parents want what’s best for the kids. Immigrant parents, including Latinos, know their kids need to speak English to have the best chance at success. Parents of all colors know their kids need to succeed at school. The problem isn’t the parents, it’s a system that intervenes and forces parents to believe in the way […]

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