Three American Heroes

Three American Heroes

inconstantly by | Aug 27, 2015 | adrenaline, American heroes, Ayoub El Kahzani, France, Hollande, Inspector Clouseau, ISIS, Legion of Honor, Napoleon, Obama, Pink Panther, Sadler, Skarlatos, social media, Spain, Stone, Syria, terrorism, train gunman

   After last week’s post (“Religion, Rape and Slavery,” 8/21/15), what could be more uplifting than the story of three young Americans, whose heroic efforts to subdue an armed terrorist saved the lives of  over 500 people aboard a crowded bullet train between...
Dying For Success

Dying For Success

Overath by | Aug 6, 2015 | American Dream, autism, college students, Cornell, Einstein, helicopter parents, Ivy Leagues, parents, R.D. Lang, schizophrenia, social media, suicide, The Brady Bunch, Trinity, University of Pennsylvania

 In the “Education Life” section of  The New York Times (8/2/15), author Julie Scelfo described the progress of freshman college students—the super-ambitious, high-achieving, high school students—who spiral into deep depression and sometimes even commit suicide. Who...

Blogaversary

by | Mar 28, 2014 | ADHD, autism, Bing, blog advertisers, blog statistics, cell phones, computer literacy, encyclopedia, Google, Huffington Post, ipads, National Geographic, Nielsen, parent blogs, social media, special needs, YouTube

     Believe it or not, March marks the end of my first year in blogdom, with “The Never Empty Nest.” I’d like to say “what a difference a year makes,” but that would be a lie.   The truth is that while some things have changed—like Max graduating from college and...

Cyber Disgrace?

      If you weren’t born yesterday—or during the past 25 years— maybe, like me, you’re not totally up to speed on technology and social media. Of course there’s a range of incompetence, bottoming out at downright (and deliberate) ignorance.  On one extreme, there’s...

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