Friday, April 29, 2016

in the wind | tweets from the space ending 04.29.16

What if kids' only contact with the world was the Internet? Would "they" be different from "us"?

hope I die before I get old

What the Father of a Transgendered Teen Wants You to Know About the Bathroom Controversy

babies not having babies | pockets persist, but less sex + better contraception = fewer US teen births

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

hope I die before I get old

From Vanity Fair, "7 Questions for the Baby-Boomer Generation’s Bluntest Life Coach, Michael Kinsley,"
Let’s say you’re talking with someone who’s 25 and the subject of old age comes up. What’s the most important piece of advice you would offer?
Try to avoid it. There is, of course, an obvious way to avoid it. Avoid that, too. From the library of clich├ęs about misfortune, choose a cheery one as your theme. “It could be worse,” though profoundly true, is not all that comforting. Try to do better.
I believe I will take this to mean something like, "I can turn into my parents i want ... but I don't have to. I can, if I want, keep growing and serving and adding fresh goodness to the world right up to the last minute. Why not do that?"

Sunday, April 17, 2016

in the wind | tweets from the space ending 04.17.16

curate a cheese-free Summer Film Festival for your family or youth group

opted out of testing | ½ of young Americans with HIV in 2015 didn't know they were infected

30% safer childhood | the crude death rate of US children dropped 30% from 1999-2014

global writing community for grades 8 - 12

POSERS = FAKERS = WANNABESPoser n: a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not.