Parenting

May
29
The Diamond of Glory

The Diamond of Glory

One of the hallmarks of your imaginative play, Gus, is that you are fully committed to it. Sometimes, I even have to ask you to come out of character and be Gus for a while.
4 min read
May
22
Am I Raising a Libertarian?

Am I Raising a Libertarian?

As you've grown up, you seem to have fixated on this idea that freedom will lead to happiness. But what is the relationship between freedom and happiness?
6 min read
May
15
Houston, We’ve Had Emotions

Houston, We’ve Had Emotions

Emotions aren't wrong or bad, Gus. They're just information our brain gives us to help us understand what's going on all around us.
6 min read
May
01
How You Came to Understand the Word “Tolerance” (or The Night You Told Your Mom to Shut Up)

How You Came to Understand the Word “Tolerance” (or The Night You Told Your Mom to Shut Up)

We don’t hug people that we tolerate. We don’t laugh with them either. We just sit in judgment of them, thinking ourselves better or superior or more important.
6 min read
Apr
24
Cake for Breakfast and Other Thoughts About What You Should and Shouldn't Do

Cake for Breakfast and Other Thoughts About What You Should and Shouldn't Do

The world is full of should’s and I’m not 100% positive that any of them makes a lick of sense. People are always telling us what we should and shouldn’t do.
5 min read
Apr
18
A Good Night

A Good Night

I kiss your cheek. I say goodnight. But you’re long gone again, off on some dream adventure, and I’m not invited.
2 min read
Apr
17
Anger is a Werewolf

Anger is a Werewolf

We become unrecognizable to ourselves and to the ones we love, ready to attack, howling and clawing in hopes of regaining control.
4 min read