As a parent, I worry about my kid’s future. I try to arm him with knowledge, social skills, and common sense so that he can one day become the man I believe he can be. At no point do I want to stunt his eagerness for learning or education, as I believe these are cornerstones to building a well-rounded human ...Read More »
Author Archives: Mcclain W.
Last week, my two-year-old son “graduated” from PreK 1 into PreK 2. His daycare celebrated this milestone with a cap and gown ceremony. In order for our family to participate, his father and I had to pony up $40 for a cap and gown and take a half day from work so we could watch him walk across a makeshift ...Read More »
A recently-divorced family friend came over a few nights ago. He was going through a rough time and needed to vent/cool off. The night started pleasant enough but as the booze continued to pour, he began discussing his breakup – and things got somber… pretty fast. According to Elizabeth Kubler Ross’s “Five Stages of Grievance,” my friend is still in ...Read More »
I grew up as a Gen X kid. My mother was a self-proclaimed hippie up until she grew older and became intrigued by the idealism of what I call the “True Republican Era.” You know – when Reagan was in office and embodied true Conservative ideals: belief in smaller government, a truly free market, real democracy, and less interference in ...Read More »
Alain de Botton, British Author and Philosopher extraordinaire, has an interesting idea about addiction. In one of his publications, he describes addiction as the following: “There are, in truth, far more addicts than we think. Indeed, if we look at the matter squarely: we are pretty much all addicts… addiction is the manic reliance on something, ANYTHING, in order to ...Read More »
One of the things I love about America is our freedom to express ourselves. It doesn’t matter if I agree with your opinion or not – you have every right to say (or not say) whatever your truth is and that’s a powerful thing to have. It’s a right we take for granted often. It’s a right many countries under ...Read More »
Unpolitically correct opinion: we’re raising a bunch of whiny sissies and we have nobody to blame but ourselves.I remember the first time I described my kid as durable.I was with a coworker and it was in passing. In all honesty, I can’t remember the context, but I’m sure it had something to do with my 2-year-old tripping, crashing, or falling ...Read More »