National College Decision Day was May 1st.
Edison, my son, did not choose that school.
So here I am, again, with pen and paper. Because I MUST write. I don’t know how not to. And when I’m not able to pound my 8 fingers and two thumbs into what once was my Apple keyboard, I, instead, must glide this purple pen — the one I have not lost — along sections of a spare piece of paper.
The 30-something man with sandy brown hair, with a sweatshirt, a blue one, navy blue, with a drawing of a bird riding a bike, with a olive branch in its mouth, or beak. Peace. Yes, peace.”
1. Boys will be boys, girls will be girls, and parents will be children.
Meet the “Rich Parents of Instagram”: Millionaire moms and dads who brag about private jets, fast cars and expensive bubbly. FORGET The Rich Kids of Instagram, now their parents are taking to social media to show off their luxury lifestyles and incredible wealth. The Rich Parents of Instagram is a new social media account which sees mums and dads boast about their lavish mansions, holidays and gifts.
2. Sounds nice that juice cleanses get rid of toxins, but they don’t.
When asked what about this process would be helped by juice, Dr. Grendell seemed at a loss. “It’s hard to understand because there is no good scientific evidence that a juice cleanse, or any other food for that matter, is particularly relevant to removing toxins,” he said.
3. I’m pretty sure that checking on your kids’ grades is not good for their needed autonomy, but, oh, the temptation.
In this brave new world, if you get past the nearly impenetrable barrier of remembering your username and password (a real challenge at my age) you are welcomed into a parent portal where you are able to see your child’s every class, every classmate, every assignment, every grade, and even a daily participation grade. You can watch as your child’s grade plummets from an A to a B because he got an A on the first test and a B on the second and even though the school year is only a month old and your child has only had two assessments (as they so smartly call tests and quizzes these days), you’ll get a jump-start on stressing about final grades.
4. Where many teens aren’t allowed by mommy or daddy to walk to school, this one lives in the wilderness. Alone.
I live alone on the Isle of Skye in a tipi almost impossible to find without detailed directions. It might seem unusual for someone of 16, but I love my own company and I’m passionate about preserving wild spaces. I grew up with my mum, Ghillie, and older sister, Yazzie, in the wilds of the Cairngorms, in a remote and sometimes inaccessible home, using cross-country skis to haul food and supplies to the house.
5. I’m not for quick fixes but there has to be some truth to 5 Simple Ways To Turn Around A Mood.
Regulating your emotions is about choosing to take charge of how you feel. That doesn’t mean you should force yourself to be happy all the time—in fact, research shows forcing yourself to feel happy all the time backfires. But, it does mean you can make choices to boost your mood when you’re down or calm yourself when you’re upset.
6. Nothing I love more than gardening. And we all like to get naked in right place. But now naked gardening is the new thing?
If there ever was a day to plant your seed, it’s May 7. That’s because it’s World Naked Gardening Day, an annual event where people are supposed to drop their drawers and get down and dirty. Now in its 10th year, World Naked Gardening Day is traditionally celebrated the first Saturday in May.
I had never heard of Christina Perri when I attended a homelessness gala last weekend. I’m the guy who doesn’t know the difference between Beyonce (sp?) and Rihanna (sp?) but is committed to learning more about modern popular culture. But, when I try to study the celebs, I get distracted with articles on politics or something like that. Anyway, had had a drink or two and was goofier than my normal introverted awkward self and am rather ashamed of the contrast between our forehead wrinkles. So there you go.
1. Wish I would have read this one years ago. So True. Not eating dinner won’t kill them.
I am so glad I finally let go of the dinner-time struggle. Even though I do wish they would eat more, I’m not willing to cater to them to make it happen.
2. Good Leaders Don’t Just Pay Lip Service To Transparency, They Live It. This is true in business, friendships, and family life.
I’ve always lived by the old Mark Twain quote “Never use a five dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do.” The idea that ideas can be clear, clean, and simple is something that sits at the very core of my leadership strategy and everything we do at BodeTree. There’s no need for confusing, intentionally opaque language, whether it’s internal to your company or customer-facing. Commit to clear, straightforward language and a culture of transparency will follow.
3. New research says there’s a better way to say “I’m sorry.”
If you want to repair the relationship, an apology is essential. But, not all apologies are created equal. New research sheds light on what you should include if you truly want to make amends.
4. There’s just something so wrong about the roach infested apartment that exploded and how the roaches, weren’t toasted.
It’s true: You can literally blow up an apartment full of roaches, and the insects will be just fine. Humans, however, are another story entirely. Three people, including a toddler, were taken to a hospital after an overzealous attempt to spray roaches caused an explosion in their first floor apartment, according to the Asbury Park Press. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured
5. Read about Why Jesus’ Skin Color matters (and I think it truly does).
As an ethnic minority, Jesus didn’t simply care about people who were victims of Rome-sanctioned violence, he was a victim of Rome-sanctioned violence. Jesus didn’t simply care about refugees, Jesus was a refugee. Jesus didn’t simply care about the poor, he was poor. To Jesus, ministry meant knowing from the inside the pain of society’s most marginalized.