Month: January 2010

Simplistic or Sensible?

Larry Winget wants parents to know a few things and he’s very direct about it:  Your kids aren’t special.  They might even be a mess.  And what’s worse, if you don’t do the right thing they will grow up to be messy adults like the sports heroes who are screwing up their lives. …

Machu Picchu

My brother sent these photos from Machu Picchu, Peru last night and they were so spectacular, I had to share them.  His trip south will continue as soon as some bike parts arrive but for now, he’s touring the area and yesterday he went through the Incan ruins. …

Bin Thinking

London is a vibrant and beautiful city.  It has some of the country’s best higher-learning institutions, loads of greenery and lush parks and it’s well known as a test market for new products and new ideas.  If you can make it work in London, it will work everywhere else. …

Legal Eavesdropping

Back when I worked at 680 News I was adamantly against playing 911 tapes of distress calls on the air.  The only exceptions were those calls from September 11th, released long after the fact, when describing the scenes as they unfolded, first hand, seemed newsworthy.  But I thought a call from a frantic person describing the death of a loved one was exploitive and disgusting, and I still think that way. …