Rapide!

In a book I once read of the slogans spray-painted around Paris during the May 1968 worker-student uprisings of the time, sprinkled amongst the more-famous quotes (“Be realistic: demand the impossible” or “under the paving stones, the beach”) the one that stuck with me the most read, simply, “Quick!”  I loved it because it meant the anonymous author understood the moment he or she...

How Did We Get Here?

With regard to our children, honestly, how in the heck did we get here? Just this morning, two different stories about adults perceiving and treating children very differently; to my mind, one perfectly rational, one completely insane. Yes, it's not always as simple as that - is it ever? - but I was struck by the almost night-and-day differences in the assumptions made by the adults in both of...