The Baby-god Myth, Part One

If you are a parent or if you work with parents you are well aware that there’s a lot of idolatry of children going on. In this four-part series I plan on exploring this phenomenon, it’s origins, and its impact on our society and the American family. How did we get here? People are waiting…… Continue reading The Baby-god Myth, Part One

You’re a single lady, buddy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb9eL3ejXmE This is Paul’s favorite sing-along song, too. And I’ve completely been there… wanting to tell my son the truth that he is not, indeed, a single lady. (But if he likes it, he better put a ring on it.) And yes, boys and girls, that is Carlos Whittacker! And yes, this mean father [sarcasm]…… Continue reading You’re a single lady, buddy

Danger Boy

“That was so cool! A little scary. Can we go faster next time?” These are the words of my five year old yesterday. Towards the end of the day Paul came to the office to spend time with me because it was abundantly clear mom needed a break from his antics. Not sure how I…… Continue reading Danger Boy

Bad news for suburban kids

In the next few weeks millions of high school seniors will hear their name called and walk across the stage to recieve a high school diploma. There is an interesting phenomonon on graduation day that I’d like to point out. Kids in the city are typically pretty excited about the achievement. In the city graduation…… Continue reading Bad news for suburban kids