“Wellness is a state quite beyond health; a state of being completely free from aches, pains, irritations, stress, anxiety, inflammation, fear, distress, or disquiet. Wellness is not only a condition of bodily perfection, but spiritual perfection, as well, high energy, perfect mental acuity, peace, sexual fulfillment, empowerment, control, contentment. Wellness is a divine state. Continue reading “Against “Wellness””
“Because so many billion-dollar corporations now use mindfulness, leadership, community, passion, and teamwork to describe themselves and their reasons for existing, many Christians now tacitly understand the monetary value which attends an ability to speak of corporate values with familiarity. The more often a classical community hears these words, the more parents believe the point of a classical education isContinue reading “Against “Mindfulness””
I have lately begun rethinking whether I can continue blithely writing letters of recommendation for just any student to attend just any college. My latest for CiRCE is a dialogue in which I mull the matter over.
“I spent three hours on Tik-Tok and made a list of all the perverse things that your child knows about if your child also has a Tik-Tok account.”
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -Benjamin Franklin Little By Little is the latest episode of Proverbial. It briefly touches on a phenomenon I call the “I’m A Good Father” show, wherein a parent who doesn’t do a whole lot of parenting suddenly decides to start.
“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”
“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”
“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”
“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.