Tag: Teen Depression

What if everyone isn’t beautiful?

WARNING: DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE PERFECT AND BEAUTIFUL! A great article in the New York Times that challenges social expectations on who is beautiful. What if we looked at beauty as just one trait some people were born with, like musical ability…

“Autism” Speaks: Part 2

“Autism” Speaks: Part 2 Please read previous post for the first half of the story. Jacob is one of the cool guys. He has a superpower, the power of invisibility. Walks through halls like he’s wearing the One Ring. Kids look through him, as…

“Autism” Speaks

I apologize for being remiss in posting anything for a while. Family matters took priority, as I’m sure We the Average people understand. Those darn kids, always cramping our style! I’ve copied below the first half of a short story I wrote that was…

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The humility and honor of a perfect parent

True story. A perfect mom, whose son is in my son’s 11th grade class, posted fifteen pictures of her daughter on Facebook, after the twelve-year-old won two gold medals at an elite gymnastics meet. Here is one of the follow-up posts from another dad.

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Plato’s Foresight

A new Op-Ed in The New York Times by Bret Stephens is worth reading. With all the controversy surrounding Facebook’s practices and motives, Stephens digs down to the fundamental reason behind Facebook’s profound effects on the demoralization of our culture. Plato Weighs In On…