June 2024


I’m skating across the pond today…

This morning I’m flying across the pond, so I’m going to leave you with these photos of the steps going up from the U6 at Stadtmitte.

It’s been awhile since I realized what the steps were advertising, and then it took me a long time to remember to take a photo when I had my […]

On Quality Parenting and the Parents Television Council

In response to yesterday’s post, I received some criticism from an anonymous commenter:

Don’t trivialize what children do and don’t understand. There are some things that are family friendly and some things that aren’t – plain and simple. If you want people to respect you, you have to be a bit more open minded to […]

Dangerous, Deficient Childhood.

I called Mom today.

As I often want to do, when I call her, I remind her of all the terrible things that happened to me during my childhood in Denver, trying to lay blame for everything wrong in my life at her feet.

Today was no different.

“Mom,” I started. “I can’t believe you […]

Dutch against child who wants to “live freely”

Via the BBC / In light of the recent discussion:

Social workers in the Netherlands have taken legal action to try to stop a 13-year-old girl from sailing around the world on her own.

They want Laura Dekker to be made a ward of court, so that her parents, who support her plans, temporarily lose […]

Wyoming Memories: Jessica Dubroff

Now that I am actively planning my Wyoming vacation, I’m having a ton of old Wyoming memories replay.

Many of these will seep out over the next few months—I hope you will indulge me.

One of the odder memories revolves around Jessica Dubroff, who was the so-called youngest pilot in America—flying from coast to coast […]

Last Sibling

One of the bad things about being the fourth child in a family with four children (or for that matter, any child but the first child), is the fact that the path you walk is not a new path.

In elementary school, I had the same kindergarten teacher and third grade teacher as at least […]

American Parents

During my two trips to the United States in the last few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to witness American parents with kids in public spaces.

I have some advice for them.

If your kid is under 10, it is unreasonable to expect them to sit through a movie. Don’t bring them to the movies.


The Teen

So, I was a parent for just over a week.

And no, the kid was not genetically related to me.

However watching The Teen was an interesting experience for me. As most of you are aware, I have had no interest, whatsoever, in having kids of my own. However there has been a slight and […]