“There’s always free cheese in a mousetrap, though, and so Christians have blindly gone on for several years now thinking that the ability to edit TV and movies is a real win. Here’s the tin foil hat moment, though: buy DVDs. Stream less. Or at least buy a DVD of A Charlie Brown Christmas so that whenContinue reading “Why VidAngel Isn’t A Win”
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Physician, Heal Thyself
“When the classroom experience goes dead, it is tempting to blame the students falling asleep in the front row, or the mouthy kid who is mouthing off more than usual, or your coworkers who assign a demoralizing volume of homework, but at the end of the day, someone has to take responsibility for the mood of secondContinue reading “Physician, Heal Thyself”
Why I Bought My Teenage Son An Invisibility Cloak
“You can’t be too careful these days, and when you know your child has an invisibility cloak, you feel a lot better about letting him leave the house. If he ever gets lost in a bad part of town and some unsavory characters start following him, he can put on his invisibility cloak and getContinue reading “Why I Bought My Teenage Son An Invisibility Cloak”
Overgrown Adolescents: Rise of the 18-34 Year-Old
“Once Americans hits the age of 18, their tastes are not expected or required to change all that much for the next sixteen years. Between 18 and 34, a person will likely leave home, go to college, graduate college, and enter a career. The average age of a first-time homebuyer in this country is 32.Continue reading “Overgrown Adolescents: Rise of the 18-34 Year-Old”
“Parent: After talking it over, my wife and I have decided that Oliver would be happier going to a different school next year. Gibbs: What’s your point?” My latest for CiRCE deals with teenage happiness, real and imagined.
Proverbial, Episode 47: Fathers & Sons
The latest episode of Proverbial is available today and concerns the great difference between friends and family, even though modernity has largely conflated the two.
Our Teenage Daughter Has A Smart Phone But She Makes Up For It By Singing In The Church Worship Band
A wager: Give me ten student essays about Jane Eyre, five written by non-texters and five written by texters. I’ll tell you which is which. My latest for CiRCE is about what happens to students who learn to text before they learn to write decent essays.
My latest for CiRCE is really more of a McSweeney’s piece, but I’ve collected too many rejection letters from that place to send them anything else. Of the piece, I would add this: There is no fashionable big corporate banality which is not a temptation for private education, as well.
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The inexperienced man trusts human beings; the experienced man trusts human nature. The inexperienced man finds common sense offensive and cruel; the experienced man knows the alternatives to common sense are crueler still. My latest for CiRCE is a series of proverbs about experience.
More On Senior Thesis
“No thesis statement should be approved which merely calls for the government to make a new law or spend more money. Assuming the audience of a senior thesis is the high school student body, the only thesis statements that should be approved are those which an audience of high school students can personally, immediately respondContinue reading “More On Senior Thesis”