Category: Education/Family

Succumbing to Screens: Two-dimensional Living

Succumbing to Screens: Two-dimensional Living

“When our attention is perpetually narrowed onto a small screen, our world shrinks to meet it.” — Nancy Colier, The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World How...

Three Ways to Green Your Household

Three Ways to Green Your Household

“It’s not easy being green,” Kermit the Frog bemoaned back in 1970. What was, for a Muppet, a whimsical play on words has become code for the challenge of trying to live with a...

Facing Student Debt with Eyes Wide Open

Facing Student Debt with Eyes Wide Open

“What education giveth in terms of freedom and opportunity, student debt often taketh away.” – Zac Bissonnette, Debt-Free U Too many high school students stumble through applications for college loans with far more optimism...

An Essential Prescription

An Essential Prescription

In a fluorescent-lit room decked with posters, people slouch in their seats, shoulders rounded and spines curved. A few bent forms prop their heads on elbows, seemingly unable to sit up without support; others...

Good Riddance

Good Riddance

It’s always an ironic postscript to Thanksgiving: the raucous Black Friday stampede at the starting line of a month-long shopping marathon. How quickly our gratitude for blessings descends into a sharp-elbowed scramble to acquire...

Talking about Death

Talking about Death

I could see that they were slowly leaving the sphere of TV commercial old age… and moving into the part of old age that was scarier, harder to talk about, and not part of...

Reimagining Schools for the 21st Century

Reimagining Schools for the 21st Century

“… Creativity must, in the last analysis, be seen not as something happening within a person but in the relationships within a system.”  — Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi, Creativity Innovation is critical to achieving sustainability, making...

Living amid Wireless Devices

Living amid Wireless Devices

When the topic of cellphone safety arises, common responses harken back to grade school – stopping just short of the fingers-over-ears intonation “I can’t HEAR you!” Our addiction to these captivating devices is not...