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Just Before the Family Meal

Family meal times are getting a lot of press right now, and high time. Recent articles in The Christian Science Monitor by Mary Beth McCauley and the New York Times by Susan Dominus as well as the Huffington Post’s on-going

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Posted in Alternative Stories, Family, Parents, Rituals

Lillian Firestone, Author of The Forgotten Language of Children

Link to transcript Excerpts from the book (not included in the transcript are read at the end of the recording The work described in The Forgotten Language Language of Children: A Journey in Living Authentically is based on the ideas

Posted in Alternative Stories, Parents

Mary Catherine Bateson on the “Age of Active Wisdom”

You can hear Mary Catherine Bateson and I  speak about her latest book: Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom       HERE. It may seem counter-intuitive to speak about the later stages of life on a

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Posted in Aging, Commentary, Grandparents, Interview, Parents, Stereotypes

Richard Lewis on Seeing Children

Richard Lewis understands how to see children, to come under the influence of a focused attention with  them so that he can facilitate the journey into their own imaginations and develop their own voices.He also knows the results of the

Posted in imagination, Interview, poetry

Screen-Free During Passover and Holy Week

Next week, April 18-24, is both Screen-Free Week, and a week that is sacred for both Jews and Christians. This convergence presents a unique opportunity for members of those faith communities, as well as others who perceive spring as an appropriate

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Posted in Commentary

Peggy Orenstein: What was (and was not) in “Cinderella Ate My Daughter”

Peggy Orenstein is gracious and open. In this transcript of my interview with her in late January, you’ll see that she does not stand above the fray. As a parent of a young child herself, she knows the pressures that

Posted in Alternative Stories, Interview

Looking back – and forward

Now that my  first – month -of – the – year  cold has passed and my head is clear, I look back at 2010 and realize how much I learned about engaging progressive communities in relation to the pros and

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Posted in Background