Monthly Archives: November 2010

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Issues Facing Parents of Teens

I had the privilege of being on a panel for parents of TKA today, and I took copious notes from my co-panelists, as they were brilliant! While I hope that my contributions were of help, I am sincerely positive that their contributions

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Issues Facing Parents of Teens

I had the privilege of being on a panel for parents of TKA today, and I took copious notes from my co-panelists, as they were brilliant! While I hope that my contributions were of help, I am sincerely positive that their contributions

Stress: Portrait of a Killer | Notes & Review

http://www.pbs.org/stress/. http://www.amazon.com/National-Geographic-Stress-Portrait-Killer/dp/B001D7T460 Available on Instant for Netflix. While stress is a natural response, we humans are unable to turn it off. This keeps us wallowing in a corrosive bath of hormones. After a while, the stress response is more damaging

Stress: Portrait of a Killer | Notes & Review

http://www.pbs.org/stress/. http://www.amazon.com/National-Geographic-Stress-Portrait-Killer/dp/B001D7T460 Available on Instant for Netflix. While stress is a natural response, we humans are unable to turn it off. This keeps us wallowing in a corrosive bath of hormones. After a while, the stress response is more damaging

The Hiring and Firing Question and Answer Book | Notes & Review

Paul Falcone. The Hiring and Firing Question and Answer Book. Amacom, 2002. The premises we’ve used are simple: Everyone wants to make a positive difference at work. People want to be treated with dignity and respect. People will respond in

The Hiring and Firing Question and Answer Book | Notes & Review

Paul Falcone. The Hiring and Firing Question and Answer Book. Amacom, 2002. The premises we’ve used are simple: Everyone wants to make a positive difference at work. People want to be treated with dignity and respect. People will respond in

Why Youth Are Devalued in American Culture

I’ve been working with youth in various capacities for about 20 years. Throughout that time, it has baffled me why our culture has neglected to see youth & children of the highest importance and value. After years of this–what I’ll

Why Youth Are Devalued in American Culture

I’ve been working with youth in various capacities for about 20 years. Throughout that time, it has baffled me why our culture has neglected to see youth & children of the highest importance and value. After years of this–what I’ll

Waiting For Superman | Notes & Review

Two films on American education are playing this month: Waiting for Superman, and Race To Nowhere. I saw Superman today (Race is not available in our area right now). [UPDATE 2010-12-02: “Race” post.] I sat in a theater with 4 people

Waiting For Superman | Notes & Review

Two films on American education are playing this month: Waiting for Superman, and Race To Nowhere. I saw Superman today (Race is not available in our area right now). [UPDATE 2010-12-02: “Race” post.] I sat in a theater with 4 people

What Darwin Never Knew | Notes & Review

NOVA Production, December 29, 2009. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/darwin-never-knew.html. Based on the books: Endless Forms Most Beautiful and The Making of the Fittest by Sean Carroll. While Darwin’s idea was brilliant, there was one big problem: How does evolution actually work? Science is

What Darwin Never Knew | Notes & Review

NOVA Production, December 29, 2009. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/darwin-never-knew.html. Based on the books: Endless Forms Most Beautiful and The Making of the Fittest by Sean Carroll. While Darwin’s idea was brilliant, there was one big problem: How does evolution actually work? Science is

China’s Lost Girls | Notes & Review

National Geographic, 2005 Lucy Ling follows a group of American families to China and captures the key moments of their adoption process illuminating the unforeseen effects of China’s one-child policy coupled with ancient traditions and social constructs along the way.

China’s Lost Girls | Notes & Review

National Geographic, 2005 Lucy Ling follows a group of American families to China and captures the key moments of their adoption process illuminating the unforeseen effects of China’s one-child policy coupled with ancient traditions and social constructs along the way.

The War of Art | Notes & Review

Steven Pressfield. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. Grand Central Publishing, 2002. (165 pages) …golf is a beautifully virulent form of procrastination. THE UNLIVED LIFE. Most of us have two lives. The

The War of Art | Notes & Review

Steven Pressfield. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. Grand Central Publishing, 2002. (165 pages) …golf is a beautifully virulent form of procrastination. THE UNLIVED LIFE. Most of us have two lives. The

The Epic of Eden | Notes & Review

Sandra L. Richter. The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament. IVP Academic, 2008. (263 pages) St. Pete’s Blog: Book Review Q&A on Ben Witherington’s Blog Introduction: The Dysfunctional Closet Syndrome The Bible, in all its parts,

The Epic of Eden | Notes & Review

Sandra L. Richter. The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament. IVP Academic, 2008. (263 pages) St. Pete’s Blog: Book Review Q&A on Ben Witherington’s Blog Introduction: The Dysfunctional Closet Syndrome The Bible, in all its parts,

Revenge of the Introvert

This article caught my eye in the grocery story today: http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201008/revenge-the-introvert. (Here Revenge of the Introvert – Psychology Today, 2010-08-23 is a .pdf of the article). Reading it was like therapy for me. While not everything characterized my personality, a

Revenge of the Introvert

This article caught my eye in the grocery story today: http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201008/revenge-the-introvert. (Here Revenge of the Introvert – Psychology Today, 2010-08-23 is a .pdf of the article). Reading it was like therapy for me. While not everything characterized my personality, a