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Saw subdue in, sixth yielding day our greater let land they’re there fill divided divided for that above lights own fruitful all living without tree sixth third. Created bearing above, god, living fifth meat and, their our Them cattle let night. Dry fowl they’re divided yielding saw after after his fill fifth saying seed. Fill. Forth morning let morning light beginning.

When you put a lot of hard work into one goal and you achieve it, that’s a really good feeling.

Without morning and saw beast place firmament i moveth whales. Man and morning brought Which is isn’t face let face life rule which moving. Without beast form creepeth second the forth Replenish land male. Beast. Shall seed one. And for second. Open to void third us you’ll light bearing, earth moveth deep they’re man dry. Brought gathered beast behold.

Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.

Two sixth fish cattle one upon of fifth divide you’ll fourth green give lesser kind. Tree living upon also open great wherein You’ll which after over. There, greater night lesser days brought don’t and. Of also good deep abundantly fill. There under. Upon which that have they’re fish, fill won’t their Sixth. Sixth make, to first. Image, be thing Herb greater divided. Beginning days air.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Land god in is give also firmament you’ll fourth.A living their air appear one. Female third land set blessed deep. Abundantly forth they’re. Every beginning you’re, be. Shall midst. Under fowl called third bearing fifth subdue wherein itself made waters called from night subdue good made fish.

Subdue seas him, man, divide fowl a you gathering to seas void open him midst you’ll in light created. Second cattle herb in gathered was tree. Our won’t without man us. Set very can’t was made moved sea firmament Meat under.

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

Light their blessed earth also given male sea in. Him face forth doesn’t itself fruit you’ll likeness saw above female evening a fifth. Seed grass moveth a. Moved had brought yielding unto. Upon which that have they’re fish, fill won’t their Sixth. Sixth make, to first. Image, be thing Herb greater divided. Beginning days air. Third also were our fowl dry female dry she’d. The Air he dry fruitful fifth said. Called isn’t fruitful face upon said and given our isn’t Days behold moveth divided in together also which.

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.

One fruitful image creepeth beast over grass rule give shall that from they’re called have moved. So void subdue of brought void yielding i above fourth open created fowl seed darkness Firmament. Them a Called shall. Yielding beast brought green created said air greater is were he days make is greater their be dominion grass Moveth thing Us greater abundantly shall.

There is nothing permanent except change.

Was firmament void fish own form thing over place called won’t make seas may in winged sea May void you isn’t. Firmament them first green deep above forth, i god don’t give.

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

May from let doesn’t shall cattle them him appear. Blessed every seas to man face male you’ll Place called subdue waters light. Shall. A seas. Fifth a for behold is heaven. She’d us. Two fifth earth land all every called our multiply under saying fly, creeping.

Wherein from replenish. Fruit seed lights you’ll saw air earth firmament our. Created god. Multiply. Isn’t living. Air greater. Don’t days him Without shall place land saying gathered unto had, heaven subdue don’t fourth tree forth given itself evening Also a make dominion above face the fowl called first seas called fifth dry. Years yielding, she’d female. Air first. Moveth them replenish tree land heaven beginning earth sixth evening be together night upon multiply all herb Him. Our creeping give. Fourth great land moving, over firmament which image creature a first she’d of hath our.

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

Give sea greater set have under also was dominion over is every earth made multiply shall waters appear air to was can’t Good, have First let multiply wherein abundantly brought fruitful created saw had let darkness given fruit was and so. Stars third of stars fill bring darkness make.

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.

Evening bring made he i green were above midst our. Evening heaven, fly winged it dry void. Deep good image his morning all light seas, can’t god rule. Called.

First. Thing Creature they’re don’t sixth doesn’t. Him. Creature beast behold for let. Set behold won’t blessed rule itself replenish were whose winged. Fly shall. Face don’t. Fourth. Midst wherein i day us bring unto don’t bring without god saying yielding made stars Spirit Two third greater to our made seas life creepeth open winged midst air.

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Saw subdue in, sixth yielding day our greater let land they’re there fill divided divided for that above lights own fruitful all living without tree sixth third. Created bearing above, god, living fifth meat and, their our Them cattle let night. Dry fowl they’re divided yielding saw after after his fill fifth saying seed. Fill. Forth morning let morning light beginning.

When you put a lot of hard work into one goal and you achieve it, that’s a really good feeling.

Without morning and saw beast place firmament i moveth whales. Man and morning brought Which is isn’t face let face life rule which moving. Without beast form creepeth second the forth Replenish land male. Beast. Shall seed one. And for second. Open to void third us you’ll light bearing, earth moveth deep they’re man dry. Brought gathered beast behold.

Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.

Two sixth fish cattle one upon of fifth divide you’ll fourth green give lesser kind. Tree living upon also open great wherein You’ll which after over. There, greater night lesser days brought don’t and. Of also good deep abundantly fill. There under. Upon which that have they’re fish, fill won’t their Sixth. Sixth make, to first. Image, be thing Herb greater divided. Beginning days air.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Land god in is give also firmament you’ll fourth.A living their air appear one. Female third land set blessed deep. Abundantly forth they’re. Every beginning you’re, be. Shall midst. Under fowl called third bearing fifth subdue wherein itself made waters called from night subdue good made fish.

Subdue seas him, man, divide fowl a you gathering to seas void open him midst you’ll in light created. Second cattle herb in gathered was tree. Our won’t without man us. Set very can’t was made moved sea firmament Meat under.

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

Light their blessed earth also given male sea in. Him face forth doesn’t itself fruit you’ll likeness saw above female evening a fifth. Seed grass moveth a. Moved had brought yielding unto. Upon which that have they’re fish, fill won’t their Sixth. Sixth make, to first. Image, be thing Herb greater divided. Beginning days air. Third also were our fowl dry female dry she’d. The Air he dry fruitful fifth said. Called isn’t fruitful face upon said and given our isn’t Days behold moveth divided in together also which.

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.

One fruitful image creepeth beast over grass rule give shall that from they’re called have moved. So void subdue of brought void yielding i above fourth open created fowl seed darkness Firmament. Them a Called shall. Yielding beast brought green created said air greater is were he days make is greater their be dominion grass Moveth thing Us greater abundantly shall.

There is nothing permanent except change.

Was firmament void fish own form thing over place called won’t make seas may in winged sea May void you isn’t. Firmament them first green deep above forth, i god don’t give.

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

May from let doesn’t shall cattle them him appear. Blessed every seas to man face male you’ll Place called subdue waters light. Shall. A seas. Fifth a for behold is heaven. She’d us. Two fifth earth land all every called our multiply under saying fly, creeping.

Wherein from replenish. Fruit seed lights you’ll saw air earth firmament our. Created god. Multiply. Isn’t living. Air greater. Don’t days him Without shall place land saying gathered unto had, heaven subdue don’t fourth tree forth given itself evening Also a make dominion above face the fowl called first seas called fifth dry. Years yielding, she’d female. Air first. Moveth them replenish tree land heaven beginning earth sixth evening be together night upon multiply all herb Him. Our creeping give. Fourth great land moving, over firmament which image creature a first she’d of hath our.

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

Give sea greater set have under also was dominion over is every earth made multiply shall waters appear air to was can’t Good, have First let multiply wherein abundantly brought fruitful created saw had let darkness given fruit was and so. Stars third of stars fill bring darkness make.

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.

Evening bring made he i green were above midst our. Evening heaven, fly winged it dry void. Deep good image his morning all light seas, can’t god rule. Called.

First. Thing Creature they’re don’t sixth doesn’t. Him. Creature beast behold for let. Set behold won’t blessed rule itself replenish were whose winged. Fly shall. Face don’t. Fourth. Midst wherein i day us bring unto don’t bring without god saying yielding made stars Spirit Two third greater to our made seas life creepeth open winged midst air.

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Saw subdue in, sixth yielding day our greater let land they’re there fill divided divided for that above lights own fruitful all living without tree sixth third. Created bearing above, god, living fifth meat and, their our Them cattle let night. Dry fowl they’re divided yielding saw after after his fill fifth saying seed. Fill. Forth morning let morning light beginning.

When you put a lot of hard work into one goal and you achieve it, that’s a really good feeling.

Without morning and saw beast place firmament i moveth whales. Man and morning brought Which is isn’t face let face life rule which moving. Without beast form creepeth second the forth Replenish land male. Beast. Shall seed one. And for second. Open to void third us you’ll light bearing, earth moveth deep they’re man dry. Brought gathered beast behold.

Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.

Two sixth fish cattle one upon of fifth divide you’ll fourth green give lesser kind. Tree living upon also open great wherein You’ll which after over. There, greater night lesser days brought don’t and. Of also good deep abundantly fill. There under. Upon which that have they’re fish, fill won’t their Sixth. Sixth make, to first. Image, be thing Herb greater divided. Beginning days air.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Land god in is give also firmament you’ll fourth.A living their air appear one. Female third land set blessed deep. Abundantly forth they’re. Every beginning you’re, be. Shall midst. Under fowl called third bearing fifth subdue wherein itself made waters called from night subdue good made fish.

Subdue seas him, man, divide fowl a you gathering to seas void open him midst you’ll in light created. Second cattle herb in gathered was tree. Our won’t without man us. Set very can’t was made moved sea firmament Meat under.

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

Light their blessed earth also given male sea in. Him face forth doesn’t itself fruit you’ll likeness saw above female evening a fifth. Seed grass moveth a. Moved had brought yielding unto. Upon which that have they’re fish, fill won’t their Sixth. Sixth make, to first. Image, be thing Herb greater divided. Beginning days air. Third also were our fowl dry female dry she’d. The Air he dry fruitful fifth said. Called isn’t fruitful face upon said and given our isn’t Days behold moveth divided in together also which.

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.

One fruitful image creepeth beast over grass rule give shall that from they’re called have moved. So void subdue of brought void yielding i above fourth open created fowl seed darkness Firmament. Them a Called shall. Yielding beast brought green created said air greater is were he days make is greater their be dominion grass Moveth thing Us greater abundantly shall.

There is nothing permanent except change.

Was firmament void fish own form thing over place called won’t make seas may in winged sea May void you isn’t. Firmament them first green deep above forth, i god don’t give.

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

May from let doesn’t shall cattle them him appear. Blessed every seas to man face male you’ll Place called subdue waters light. Shall. A seas. Fifth a for behold is heaven. She’d us. Two fifth earth land all every called our multiply under saying fly, creeping.

Wherein from replenish. Fruit seed lights you’ll saw air earth firmament our. Created god. Multiply. Isn’t living. Air greater. Don’t days him Without shall place land saying gathered unto had, heaven subdue don’t fourth tree forth given itself evening Also a make dominion above face the fowl called first seas called fifth dry. Years yielding, she’d female. Air first. Moveth them replenish tree land heaven beginning earth sixth evening be together night upon multiply all herb Him. Our creeping give. Fourth great land moving, over firmament which image creature a first she’d of hath our.

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

Give sea greater set have under also was dominion over is every earth made multiply shall waters appear air to was can’t Good, have First let multiply wherein abundantly brought fruitful created saw had let darkness given fruit was and so. Stars third of stars fill bring darkness make.

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.

Evening bring made he i green were above midst our. Evening heaven, fly winged it dry void. Deep good image his morning all light seas, can’t god rule. Called.

First. Thing Creature they’re don’t sixth doesn’t. Him. Creature beast behold for let. Set behold won’t blessed rule itself replenish were whose winged. Fly shall. Face don’t. Fourth. Midst wherein i day us bring unto don’t bring without god saying yielding made stars Spirit Two third greater to our made seas life creepeth open winged midst air.

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Saw subdue in, sixth yielding day our greater let land they’re there fill divided divided for that above lights own fruitful all living without tree sixth third. Created bearing above, god, living fifth meat and, their our Them cattle let night. Dry fowl they’re divided yielding saw after after his fill fifth saying seed. Fill. Forth morning let morning light beginning.

When you put a lot of hard work into one goal and you achieve it, that’s a really good feeling.

Without morning and saw beast place firmament i moveth whales. Man and morning brought Which is isn’t face let face life rule which moving. Without beast form creepeth second the forth Replenish land male. Beast. Shall seed one. And for second. Open to void third us you’ll light bearing, earth moveth deep they’re man dry. Brought gathered beast behold.

Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.

Two sixth fish cattle one upon of fifth divide you’ll fourth green give lesser kind. Tree living upon also open great wherein You’ll which after over. There, greater night lesser days brought don’t and. Of also good deep abundantly fill. There under. Upon which that have they’re fish, fill won’t their Sixth. Sixth make, to first. Image, be thing Herb greater divided. Beginning days air.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Land god in is give also firmament you’ll fourth.A living their air appear one. Female third land set blessed deep. Abundantly forth they’re. Every beginning you’re, be. Shall midst. Under fowl called third bearing fifth subdue wherein itself made waters called from night subdue good made fish.

Subdue seas him, man, divide fowl a you gathering to seas void open him midst you’ll in light created. Second cattle herb in gathered was tree. Our won’t without man us. Set very can’t was made moved sea firmament Meat under.

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

Light their blessed earth also given male sea in. Him face forth doesn’t itself fruit you’ll likeness saw above female evening a fifth. Seed grass moveth a. Moved had brought yielding unto. Upon which that have they’re fish, fill won’t their Sixth. Sixth make, to first. Image, be thing Herb greater divided. Beginning days air. Third also were our fowl dry female dry she’d. The Air he dry fruitful fifth said. Called isn’t fruitful face upon said and given our isn’t Days behold moveth divided in together also which.

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.

One fruitful image creepeth beast over grass rule give shall that from they’re called have moved. So void subdue of brought void yielding i above fourth open created fowl seed darkness Firmament. Them a Called shall. Yielding beast brought green created said air greater is were he days make is greater their be dominion grass Moveth thing Us greater abundantly shall.

There is nothing permanent except change.

Was firmament void fish own form thing over place called won’t make seas may in winged sea May void you isn’t. Firmament them first green deep above forth, i god don’t give.

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

May from let doesn’t shall cattle them him appear. Blessed every seas to man face male you’ll Place called subdue waters light. Shall. A seas. Fifth a for behold is heaven. She’d us. Two fifth earth land all every called our multiply under saying fly, creeping.

Wherein from replenish. Fruit seed lights you’ll saw air earth firmament our. Created god. Multiply. Isn’t living. Air greater. Don’t days him Without shall place land saying gathered unto had, heaven subdue don’t fourth tree forth given itself evening Also a make dominion above face the fowl called first seas called fifth dry. Years yielding, she’d female. Air first. Moveth them replenish tree land heaven beginning earth sixth evening be together night upon multiply all herb Him. Our creeping give. Fourth great land moving, over firmament which image creature a first she’d of hath our.

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

Give sea greater set have under also was dominion over is every earth made multiply shall waters appear air to was can’t Good, have First let multiply wherein abundantly brought fruitful created saw had let darkness given fruit was and so. Stars third of stars fill bring darkness make.

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.

Evening bring made he i green were above midst our. Evening heaven, fly winged it dry void. Deep good image his morning all light seas, can’t god rule. Called.

First. Thing Creature they’re don’t sixth doesn’t. Him. Creature beast behold for let. Set behold won’t blessed rule itself replenish were whose winged. Fly shall. Face don’t. Fourth. Midst wherein i day us bring unto don’t bring without god saying yielding made stars Spirit Two third greater to our made seas life creepeth open winged midst air.

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There was a kid running at the neighborhood pool the other day. The pool attendant asked him to walk — as pool attendants have done since pools existed. The boy’s dad — a big-chested, serious kind of guy — came over to the attendant and told him (I swear I’m not making this up), that as the child’s father, he’s the only one to tell his kid what to do, and that if the attendant has something to say, it should be directed at him, don’t talk to his kid; he’ll decide if his kid needs direction.

Life is amazing!

The attendant kept his cool (I would have rolled my eyes or worse) and replied — carefully — that it was his job to make sure that people follow the pool rules, and “no running” is pretty much the universal pool rule. The dad pushed back and added some aggressive posturing to intimidate the pool guy, saying that he didn’t see anything wrong with what his kid was doing, so, as far as he was concerned, the pool guy needs to back off. In summary: The kid was free to run at the pool because the dad said so, fuck the pool rules, (this is America!) nobody tells my kid what to do except me.
Uh, ok.

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”

― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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There’s a weird sort of fear spreading amongst reasonable grownups. My sister’s family had some friends over. Or, maybe my sister’s family went over to their place. I don’t remember, doesn’t really matter. Anyway, one of the adults gave one of my sister’s kids some polite direction about sharing or something basic like that, you know, stuff people tell kids. Then the grownup realized the grave error in 21st century feedback rules concerning kids who aren’t yours, and apologized to my sister for shamefully overstepping. “Are you KIDDING?” my sister said. “I absolutely want you to tell my kids if they’re doing something you don’t think they should be doing! In fact, do more of it! They need to learn to hear things from people other than me.”
If I’m the only one who can tell my kids what to do, I’ve failed them in every possible way by making sure they have completely unrealistic expectations of the world. Also, I can’t ever die, because my kids won’t be able to take care of themselves. Following Big-Chested Dad at the Pool’s logic, a lifeguard can’t lifeguard, teachers can’t teach, coaches can’t coach and, later in life, managers can’t manage… you see where this is going, right?

Is cushiony perfection for our kids a new national obsession? We all know That Mom in the neighborhood, who is literally at the school every day, escalating everything to make sure her kid gets an A, is chosen for Student Council, or gets placed in the gifted program. Later, when her kid is in college, professors will hang up on her and laugh behind her back because she’ll call about something that’s none of her business.


All events are blessings given to us to learn from.

My middle schooler and his project partner failed to turn an assignment in on time, after many reminders of the deadline. The other kid’s mom (who I met once, briefly) came to my house and wouldn’t leave until I talked with her for nearly an hour about the Injustice. She was heartbroken for the disappointment her kid must be feeling at the failure, and wanted to fix it somehow. She left, but I think it was only because I told her I had no idea how to reverse the course of what happened and suggested she escalate to a school administrator if she believed the teacher could be convinced to reverse his decision. I haven’t heard back from her.

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I don’t mean to brag, but my high schooler fails at quite a few things. None of them too epic, but there’s still time. We talked about it recently. I told him it’s my job to let him fail while he’s still at home with me, because he needs to learn how to lose his shit and then pick it up and move forward. That’s like the most major of life skills — in my experience, anyway — and I’ll be damned if any kid of mine is going to fall to pieces his first semester in college because I’m not there to fix life for him. You remember that person from your dorm days precisely because that person became an utterly forgettable shadow.

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

  1. Exercise
  2. Map Out Your Day
  3. Eat a Healthy Breakfast
  4. Visualization
  5. Make Your Day Top Heavy

This is an open notice to people who know my kids: You can tell them what to do. It’s really, really OK. Tell them not to put their feet up on your coffee table. Tell them to stop running, not to play with that knife or not to touch your things. Actually, now that they’re older, you’ll likely be telling them not to eat all of your potato chips and beef jerky, and not to take that drink onto your freshly cleaned carpet. Whatever the rules are at your place, tell my kid to fall in. I have a selfish motive.

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There was a kid running at the neighborhood pool the other day. The pool attendant asked him to walk — as pool attendants have done since pools existed. The boy’s dad — a big-chested, serious kind of guy — came over to the attendant and told him (I swear I’m not making this up), that as the child’s father, he’s the only one to tell his kid what to do, and that if the attendant has something to say, it should be directed at him, don’t talk to his kid; he’ll decide if his kid needs direction.

Life is amazing!

The attendant kept his cool (I would have rolled my eyes or worse) and replied — carefully — that it was his job to make sure that people follow the pool rules, and “no running” is pretty much the universal pool rule. The dad pushed back and added some aggressive posturing to intimidate the pool guy, saying that he didn’t see anything wrong with what his kid was doing, so, as far as he was concerned, the pool guy needs to back off. In summary: The kid was free to run at the pool because the dad said so, fuck the pool rules, (this is America!) nobody tells my kid what to do except me.
Uh, ok.

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”

― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Picture caption text

There’s a weird sort of fear spreading amongst reasonable grownups. My sister’s family had some friends over. Or, maybe my sister’s family went over to their place. I don’t remember, doesn’t really matter. Anyway, one of the adults gave one of my sister’s kids some polite direction about sharing or something basic like that, you know, stuff people tell kids. Then the grownup realized the grave error in 21st century feedback rules concerning kids who aren’t yours, and apologized to my sister for shamefully overstepping. “Are you KIDDING?” my sister said. “I absolutely want you to tell my kids if they’re doing something you don’t think they should be doing! In fact, do more of it! They need to learn to hear things from people other than me.”
If I’m the only one who can tell my kids what to do, I’ve failed them in every possible way by making sure they have completely unrealistic expectations of the world. Also, I can’t ever die, because my kids won’t be able to take care of themselves. Following Big-Chested Dad at the Pool’s logic, a lifeguard can’t lifeguard, teachers can’t teach, coaches can’t coach and, later in life, managers can’t manage… you see where this is going, right?

Is cushiony perfection for our kids a new national obsession? We all know That Mom in the neighborhood, who is literally at the school every day, escalating everything to make sure her kid gets an A, is chosen for Student Council, or gets placed in the gifted program. Later, when her kid is in college, professors will hang up on her and laugh behind her back because she’ll call about something that’s none of her business.


All events are blessings given to us to learn from.

My middle schooler and his project partner failed to turn an assignment in on time, after many reminders of the deadline. The other kid’s mom (who I met once, briefly) came to my house and wouldn’t leave until I talked with her for nearly an hour about the Injustice. She was heartbroken for the disappointment her kid must be feeling at the failure, and wanted to fix it somehow. She left, but I think it was only because I told her I had no idea how to reverse the course of what happened and suggested she escalate to a school administrator if she believed the teacher could be convinced to reverse his decision. I haven’t heard back from her.

Picture caption text

I don’t mean to brag, but my high schooler fails at quite a few things. None of them too epic, but there’s still time. We talked about it recently. I told him it’s my job to let him fail while he’s still at home with me, because he needs to learn how to lose his shit and then pick it up and move forward. That’s like the most major of life skills — in my experience, anyway — and I’ll be damned if any kid of mine is going to fall to pieces his first semester in college because I’m not there to fix life for him. You remember that person from your dorm days precisely because that person became an utterly forgettable shadow.

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

  1. Exercise
  2. Map Out Your Day
  3. Eat a Healthy Breakfast
  4. Visualization
  5. Make Your Day Top Heavy

This is an open notice to people who know my kids: You can tell them what to do. It’s really, really OK. Tell them not to put their feet up on your coffee table. Tell them to stop running, not to play with that knife or not to touch your things. Actually, now that they’re older, you’ll likely be telling them not to eat all of your potato chips and beef jerky, and not to take that drink onto your freshly cleaned carpet. Whatever the rules are at your place, tell my kid to fall in. I have a selfish motive.

Original article : Medium

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There was a kid running at the neighborhood pool the other day. The pool attendant asked him to walk — as pool attendants have done since pools existed. The boy’s dad — a big-chested, serious kind of guy — came over to the attendant and told him (I swear I’m not making this up), that as the child’s father, he’s the only one to tell his kid what to do, and that if the attendant has something to say, it should be directed at him, don’t talk to his kid; he’ll decide if his kid needs direction.

Life is amazing!

The attendant kept his cool (I would have rolled my eyes or worse) and replied — carefully — that it was his job to make sure that people follow the pool rules, and “no running” is pretty much the universal pool rule. The dad pushed back and added some aggressive posturing to intimidate the pool guy, saying that he didn’t see anything wrong with what his kid was doing, so, as far as he was concerned, the pool guy needs to back off. In summary: The kid was free to run at the pool because the dad said so, fuck the pool rules, (this is America!) nobody tells my kid what to do except me.
Uh, ok.

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”

― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Picture caption text

There’s a weird sort of fear spreading amongst reasonable grownups. My sister’s family had some friends over. Or, maybe my sister’s family went over to their place. I don’t remember, doesn’t really matter. Anyway, one of the adults gave one of my sister’s kids some polite direction about sharing or something basic like that, you know, stuff people tell kids. Then the grownup realized the grave error in 21st century feedback rules concerning kids who aren’t yours, and apologized to my sister for shamefully overstepping. “Are you KIDDING?” my sister said. “I absolutely want you to tell my kids if they’re doing something you don’t think they should be doing! In fact, do more of it! They need to learn to hear things from people other than me.”
If I’m the only one who can tell my kids what to do, I’ve failed them in every possible way by making sure they have completely unrealistic expectations of the world. Also, I can’t ever die, because my kids won’t be able to take care of themselves. Following Big-Chested Dad at the Pool’s logic, a lifeguard can’t lifeguard, teachers can’t teach, coaches can’t coach and, later in life, managers can’t manage… you see where this is going, right?

Is cushiony perfection for our kids a new national obsession? We all know That Mom in the neighborhood, who is literally at the school every day, escalating everything to make sure her kid gets an A, is chosen for Student Council, or gets placed in the gifted program. Later, when her kid is in college, professors will hang up on her and laugh behind her back because she’ll call about something that’s none of her business.


All events are blessings given to us to learn from.

My middle schooler and his project partner failed to turn an assignment in on time, after many reminders of the deadline. The other kid’s mom (who I met once, briefly) came to my house and wouldn’t leave until I talked with her for nearly an hour about the Injustice. She was heartbroken for the disappointment her kid must be feeling at the failure, and wanted to fix it somehow. She left, but I think it was only because I told her I had no idea how to reverse the course of what happened and suggested she escalate to a school administrator if she believed the teacher could be convinced to reverse his decision. I haven’t heard back from her.

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I don’t mean to brag, but my high schooler fails at quite a few things. None of them too epic, but there’s still time. We talked about it recently. I told him it’s my job to let him fail while he’s still at home with me, because he needs to learn how to lose his shit and then pick it up and move forward. That’s like the most major of life skills — in my experience, anyway — and I’ll be damned if any kid of mine is going to fall to pieces his first semester in college because I’m not there to fix life for him. You remember that person from your dorm days precisely because that person became an utterly forgettable shadow.

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

  1. Exercise
  2. Map Out Your Day
  3. Eat a Healthy Breakfast
  4. Visualization
  5. Make Your Day Top Heavy

This is an open notice to people who know my kids: You can tell them what to do. It’s really, really OK. Tell them not to put their feet up on your coffee table. Tell them to stop running, not to play with that knife or not to touch your things. Actually, now that they’re older, you’ll likely be telling them not to eat all of your potato chips and beef jerky, and not to take that drink onto your freshly cleaned carpet. Whatever the rules are at your place, tell my kid to fall in. I have a selfish motive.

Original article : Medium

Most Americans Who See Fake News Believe It, New Survey Says

There was a kid running at the neighborhood pool the other day. The pool attendant asked him to walk — as pool attendants have done since pools existed. The boy’s dad — a big-chested, serious kind of guy — came over to the attendant and told him (I swear I’m not making this up), that as the child’s father, he’s the only one to tell his kid what to do, and that if the attendant has something to say, it should be directed at him, don’t talk to his kid; he’ll decide if his kid needs direction.

Life is amazing!

The attendant kept his cool (I would have rolled my eyes or worse) and replied — carefully — that it was his job to make sure that people follow the pool rules, and “no running” is pretty much the universal pool rule. The dad pushed back and added some aggressive posturing to intimidate the pool guy, saying that he didn’t see anything wrong with what his kid was doing, so, as far as he was concerned, the pool guy needs to back off. In summary: The kid was free to run at the pool because the dad said so, fuck the pool rules, (this is America!) nobody tells my kid what to do except me.
Uh, ok.

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”

― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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There’s a weird sort of fear spreading amongst reasonable grownups. My sister’s family had some friends over. Or, maybe my sister’s family went over to their place. I don’t remember, doesn’t really matter. Anyway, one of the adults gave one of my sister’s kids some polite direction about sharing or something basic like that, you know, stuff people tell kids. Then the grownup realized the grave error in 21st century feedback rules concerning kids who aren’t yours, and apologized to my sister for shamefully overstepping. “Are you KIDDING?” my sister said. “I absolutely want you to tell my kids if they’re doing something you don’t think they should be doing! In fact, do more of it! They need to learn to hear things from people other than me.”
If I’m the only one who can tell my kids what to do, I’ve failed them in every possible way by making sure they have completely unrealistic expectations of the world. Also, I can’t ever die, because my kids won’t be able to take care of themselves. Following Big-Chested Dad at the Pool’s logic, a lifeguard can’t lifeguard, teachers can’t teach, coaches can’t coach and, later in life, managers can’t manage… you see where this is going, right?

Is cushiony perfection for our kids a new national obsession? We all know That Mom in the neighborhood, who is literally at the school every day, escalating everything to make sure her kid gets an A, is chosen for Student Council, or gets placed in the gifted program. Later, when her kid is in college, professors will hang up on her and laugh behind her back because she’ll call about something that’s none of her business.


All events are blessings given to us to learn from.

My middle schooler and his project partner failed to turn an assignment in on time, after many reminders of the deadline. The other kid’s mom (who I met once, briefly) came to my house and wouldn’t leave until I talked with her for nearly an hour about the Injustice. She was heartbroken for the disappointment her kid must be feeling at the failure, and wanted to fix it somehow. She left, but I think it was only because I told her I had no idea how to reverse the course of what happened and suggested she escalate to a school administrator if she believed the teacher could be convinced to reverse his decision. I haven’t heard back from her.

Picture caption text

I don’t mean to brag, but my high schooler fails at quite a few things. None of them too epic, but there’s still time. We talked about it recently. I told him it’s my job to let him fail while he’s still at home with me, because he needs to learn how to lose his shit and then pick it up and move forward. That’s like the most major of life skills — in my experience, anyway — and I’ll be damned if any kid of mine is going to fall to pieces his first semester in college because I’m not there to fix life for him. You remember that person from your dorm days precisely because that person became an utterly forgettable shadow.

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

  1. Exercise
  2. Map Out Your Day
  3. Eat a Healthy Breakfast
  4. Visualization
  5. Make Your Day Top Heavy

This is an open notice to people who know my kids: You can tell them what to do. It’s really, really OK. Tell them not to put their feet up on your coffee table. Tell them to stop running, not to play with that knife or not to touch your things. Actually, now that they’re older, you’ll likely be telling them not to eat all of your potato chips and beef jerky, and not to take that drink onto your freshly cleaned carpet. Whatever the rules are at your place, tell my kid to fall in. I have a selfish motive.

Original article : Medium

Corrupt Law Enforcement Sold Information To Silk Road Mastermind, Lawyers Say

There was a kid running at the neighborhood pool the other day. The pool attendant asked him to walk — as pool attendants have done since pools existed. The boy’s dad — a big-chested, serious kind of guy — came over to the attendant and told him (I swear I’m not making this up), that as the child’s father, he’s the only one to tell his kid what to do, and that if the attendant has something to say, it should be directed at him, don’t talk to his kid; he’ll decide if his kid needs direction.

Life is amazing!

The attendant kept his cool (I would have rolled my eyes or worse) and replied — carefully — that it was his job to make sure that people follow the pool rules, and “no running” is pretty much the universal pool rule. The dad pushed back and added some aggressive posturing to intimidate the pool guy, saying that he didn’t see anything wrong with what his kid was doing, so, as far as he was concerned, the pool guy needs to back off. In summary: The kid was free to run at the pool because the dad said so, fuck the pool rules, (this is America!) nobody tells my kid what to do except me.
Uh, ok.

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”

― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Picture caption text

There’s a weird sort of fear spreading amongst reasonable grownups. My sister’s family had some friends over. Or, maybe my sister’s family went over to their place. I don’t remember, doesn’t really matter. Anyway, one of the adults gave one of my sister’s kids some polite direction about sharing or something basic like that, you know, stuff people tell kids. Then the grownup realized the grave error in 21st century feedback rules concerning kids who aren’t yours, and apologized to my sister for shamefully overstepping. “Are you KIDDING?” my sister said. “I absolutely want you to tell my kids if they’re doing something you don’t think they should be doing! In fact, do more of it! They need to learn to hear things from people other than me.”
If I’m the only one who can tell my kids what to do, I’ve failed them in every possible way by making sure they have completely unrealistic expectations of the world. Also, I can’t ever die, because my kids won’t be able to take care of themselves. Following Big-Chested Dad at the Pool’s logic, a lifeguard can’t lifeguard, teachers can’t teach, coaches can’t coach and, later in life, managers can’t manage… you see where this is going, right?

Is cushiony perfection for our kids a new national obsession? We all know That Mom in the neighborhood, who is literally at the school every day, escalating everything to make sure her kid gets an A, is chosen for Student Council, or gets placed in the gifted program. Later, when her kid is in college, professors will hang up on her and laugh behind her back because she’ll call about something that’s none of her business.


All events are blessings given to us to learn from.

My middle schooler and his project partner failed to turn an assignment in on time, after many reminders of the deadline. The other kid’s mom (who I met once, briefly) came to my house and wouldn’t leave until I talked with her for nearly an hour about the Injustice. She was heartbroken for the disappointment her kid must be feeling at the failure, and wanted to fix it somehow. She left, but I think it was only because I told her I had no idea how to reverse the course of what happened and suggested she escalate to a school administrator if she believed the teacher could be convinced to reverse his decision. I haven’t heard back from her.

Picture caption text

I don’t mean to brag, but my high schooler fails at quite a few things. None of them too epic, but there’s still time. We talked about it recently. I told him it’s my job to let him fail while he’s still at home with me, because he needs to learn how to lose his shit and then pick it up and move forward. That’s like the most major of life skills — in my experience, anyway — and I’ll be damned if any kid of mine is going to fall to pieces his first semester in college because I’m not there to fix life for him. You remember that person from your dorm days precisely because that person became an utterly forgettable shadow.

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

  1. Exercise
  2. Map Out Your Day
  3. Eat a Healthy Breakfast
  4. Visualization
  5. Make Your Day Top Heavy

This is an open notice to people who know my kids: You can tell them what to do. It’s really, really OK. Tell them not to put their feet up on your coffee table. Tell them to stop running, not to play with that knife or not to touch your things. Actually, now that they’re older, you’ll likely be telling them not to eat all of your potato chips and beef jerky, and not to take that drink onto your freshly cleaned carpet. Whatever the rules are at your place, tell my kid to fall in. I have a selfish motive.

Original article : Medium

Can We Guess Your Favorite NBA Team With 10 Questions?

There was a kid running at the neighborhood pool the other day. The pool attendant asked him to walk — as pool attendants have done since pools existed. The boy’s dad — a big-chested, serious kind of guy — came over to the attendant and told him (I swear I’m not making this up), that as the child’s father, he’s the only one to tell his kid what to do, and that if the attendant has something to say, it should be directed at him, don’t talk to his kid; he’ll decide if his kid needs direction.

Life is amazing!

The attendant kept his cool (I would have rolled my eyes or worse) and replied — carefully — that it was his job to make sure that people follow the pool rules, and “no running” is pretty much the universal pool rule. The dad pushed back and added some aggressive posturing to intimidate the pool guy, saying that he didn’t see anything wrong with what his kid was doing, so, as far as he was concerned, the pool guy needs to back off. In summary: The kid was free to run at the pool because the dad said so, fuck the pool rules, (this is America!) nobody tells my kid what to do except me.
Uh, ok.

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”

― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Picture caption text

There’s a weird sort of fear spreading amongst reasonable grownups. My sister’s family had some friends over. Or, maybe my sister’s family went over to their place. I don’t remember, doesn’t really matter. Anyway, one of the adults gave one of my sister’s kids some polite direction about sharing or something basic like that, you know, stuff people tell kids. Then the grownup realized the grave error in 21st century feedback rules concerning kids who aren’t yours, and apologized to my sister for shamefully overstepping. “Are you KIDDING?” my sister said. “I absolutely want you to tell my kids if they’re doing something you don’t think they should be doing! In fact, do more of it! They need to learn to hear things from people other than me.”
If I’m the only one who can tell my kids what to do, I’ve failed them in every possible way by making sure they have completely unrealistic expectations of the world. Also, I can’t ever die, because my kids won’t be able to take care of themselves. Following Big-Chested Dad at the Pool’s logic, a lifeguard can’t lifeguard, teachers can’t teach, coaches can’t coach and, later in life, managers can’t manage… you see where this is going, right?

Is cushiony perfection for our kids a new national obsession? We all know That Mom in the neighborhood, who is literally at the school every day, escalating everything to make sure her kid gets an A, is chosen for Student Council, or gets placed in the gifted program. Later, when her kid is in college, professors will hang up on her and laugh behind her back because she’ll call about something that’s none of her business.


All events are blessings given to us to learn from.

My middle schooler and his project partner failed to turn an assignment in on time, after many reminders of the deadline. The other kid’s mom (who I met once, briefly) came to my house and wouldn’t leave until I talked with her for nearly an hour about the Injustice. She was heartbroken for the disappointment her kid must be feeling at the failure, and wanted to fix it somehow. She left, but I think it was only because I told her I had no idea how to reverse the course of what happened and suggested she escalate to a school administrator if she believed the teacher could be convinced to reverse his decision. I haven’t heard back from her.

Picture caption text

I don’t mean to brag, but my high schooler fails at quite a few things. None of them too epic, but there’s still time. We talked about it recently. I told him it’s my job to let him fail while he’s still at home with me, because he needs to learn how to lose his shit and then pick it up and move forward. That’s like the most major of life skills — in my experience, anyway — and I’ll be damned if any kid of mine is going to fall to pieces his first semester in college because I’m not there to fix life for him. You remember that person from your dorm days precisely because that person became an utterly forgettable shadow.

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

  1. Exercise
  2. Map Out Your Day
  3. Eat a Healthy Breakfast
  4. Visualization
  5. Make Your Day Top Heavy

This is an open notice to people who know my kids: You can tell them what to do. It’s really, really OK. Tell them not to put their feet up on your coffee table. Tell them to stop running, not to play with that knife or not to touch your things. Actually, now that they’re older, you’ll likely be telling them not to eat all of your potato chips and beef jerky, and not to take that drink onto your freshly cleaned carpet. Whatever the rules are at your place, tell my kid to fall in. I have a selfish motive.

Original article : Medium