Tag Archives: Children

The Poison Pill Part II

Again, from The Land of Unintended Consequences: The racist Poison Pill was added to the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 in hopes of killing it. The Bill passed anyway and the poison subsequently tapped into the then dormant radical fringe … Continue reading

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Let It Snow!

It is now Christmas Eve in the year of our lord, Jesus Christ, 2017. The decorations are up; the gifts, such as they are, are all wrapped. While some folks find snow messy and bothersome others ardently hope for a … Continue reading

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A Bit of Motherly Advice

A good mother protects her children and admonishes them frequently about this and that, and all of those things that may be harmful to them. I will not list them here. But have you never heard the sage advice: “Beware … Continue reading

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Imagery and Implication

As a student of damned near everything including psychology, child development, mass communications and so forth, a single phrase in a newspaper article jumped right out at me. The article is about a coming solar eclipse and includes the following … Continue reading

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Nothing is Foolproof – Nothing

CAUTION: THIS IS NOT A FLOTATION DEVICE. DO NOT LEAVE CHILD UNATTENDED WHILE IN USE. USE ONLY UNDER COMPETENT SUPERVISION. Even something so simple as a classic vinyl beach ball isn’t foolproof. We sometimes loose sight of the meaning of … Continue reading

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Movie Words

“We don’t use those movie words in front of other people.” True stories are the best kinds of stories. This all came about in a matter of seconds: Arguably the first word most children learn how to say is “No”. … Continue reading

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Isn’t it a Pity – Isn’t it a Shame

Isn’t it a pity; isn’t it a shame; A remark overheard while driving a school bus: “There go mah cousin!” I glanced over to see a thin young black woman standing on the corner, calves knotted, wearing very high heels. … Continue reading

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