It occurred to me lately that I don't have to go to "specialty novelty" stores anymore to get a good dose of off-color humor in my product selection. These days you can find such naughty what-nots at your neighborhood hipster variety store or tucked-away indie boutique. Consumer trends in re appropriating retro pamphlet illustrations and … Continue reading Poking Fun At Our Issues With Packaging
We often hear people say things about "kids these days" and how "everyone gets a trophy" and that we should encourage our kids to truly compete and only reward them for actually achieving, not just playing. I don't necessarily disagree that we should be training our kids for life in the real world by allowing … Continue reading Rituals Empowering Nurture: An Example From Elementary School Theatre
Yesterday, I read a pretty fascinating article in the new york times (the origin of the image above) called "Why Fathers Matter" ( http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/opinion/sunday/why-fathers-really-matter.html?pagewanted=all) that talked about how a father's lifestyle choices can affect the genetics of his offspring. I thought blogging about this would be a perfect follow-up to this weekend's POV on lesbian … Continue reading What’s So Important About Fathers?
I found this young blogger this morning, who's content I am compelled to share Rather, he found me via yesterday's blog on workaholism. I do a lot of work studying youth culture and have found a good deal of pragmatism coming from their observations of their parent's adult life. Young adults and teenagers today grew … Continue reading “Kids These Days”: A Peek Into James’ Room and His Brain
An article in today's NY Times magazine tells the tale of a now 33 year old man who was tried an sentenced as an adult and sent to serve about 30 years in prison. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/magazine/greg-ousley-is-sorry-for-killing-his-parents-is-that-enough.html?pagewanted=all He is now 33 and vying for early release after spending years trying to grow and develop himself more … Continue reading How old do you have to be to be rehabilitated?
Father's day is a nice invented holiday, no matter where you live. We get to say thanks to Pops for his part in bringing us into this world and bringing us up, for better or worse!. 🙂 It was sweet to be out and about "brunching" today and see all the young families in their … Continue reading Celebrating American Dads: Because They Can’t All Be Morons
Sit down with an HR director at any Fortune 500 company and ask them what they think about the incoming Gen Y workforce and brace yourself for an angry diatribe on how "kids these days" don't want to work, feel a sense of entitlement or generally thinks they deserve applause just for showing up. While … Continue reading You are NOT special!