CHARACTER COUNTS: THE PRIORITIES OF PARENTING

CHARACTER COUNTS: THE PRIORITIES OF PARENTING

“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” —Traditional Saying Human babies are not like most animals when born. They are far more dependent on their parents for far longer than most animals. The academic term is “under-socialized.” Human… Read More ›

HOUSTON, WE HAVE LIFT OFF

HOUSTON, WE HAVE LIFT OFF

Space exploration is back in the news. On August 22, SpaceX’s Falcon 9-R exploded moments after lift off. On October 31, the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo also exploded moments after its release from its mother ship, killing the test pilot. On December 6, NASA successfully launched its Orion rocket, the next generation launch vehicle for manned… Read More ›

FACING UP TO DUMBNESS

FACING UP TO DUMBNESS

The battle over what fills my iPod is not nearly as important as what fills my mind, but they are closely related. C.S. Lewis wisely observed, “Unless the measuring rod is independent of the thing being measured, we can do no measuring.” This is routinely applied in science and business, but becomes murky when it… Read More ›