WORDFLOW

The three posts this week have been pretty heavy in terms of content and length, and they have spawned some pretty extensive discussions so far. This is a rare occasion on which I have all of the time, energy, and material necessary to post but I will leave today effectively blank.

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6 Responses to “WORDFLOW”

  1. Leon Says:

    Come for the pithy shit, stay for the trivia questions.

  2. c u n d gulag Says:

    Are you planning on a NPF tomorrow, after whatever the ACA decision today?

    I love NPF – but, whatever the decision, I think we commenters here at G&T's will want to leave our all-important word-turds on the subject – either in joy, grief, or confusion.

    But, Hell, it is YOUR blog!

  3. Number Three Says:

    @Gulag–There's always the threadjack!

  4. anotherbozo Says:

    I'd love to hear reactions to Elizabeth Kolbert's article (book review, really) in this week's New Yorker re: the way American children are being raised vs. other kids, to wit, French children and those in the Peruvian Amazon. Fascinating article in its implicit condemnation of American parenting. (I don't feel entitled to speak to it because I'm not, have never been, a parent) Ed quoted the part about coddling re: university preparation, but that's only part of the picture.

    In reponse to that post there was a lot of venting about the hard row the current crop of graduates have inherited, a subject that Ed lamented missed the point.

  5. tybee Says:

    i read Kolbert's review and saw a lot of myself in that, particularly the parts about "i don't have time to let my children do tasks around the house" as she picked up the garbage strewn all over the yard (although i probably would have had the offending child out there doing that unless leaving for school was imminent) and the "it takes longer to threaten them into doing something than the task would take".

    when the first child was about 12 and had finally mastered the art of throwing a casts net on the beach, i said to the spouse, only half jokingly, "well, he can read so he can educate himself, he can throw a cast net so he won't starve, our job here is now done. let's leave him here on the beach."

    that one moved out at 18 to go to college but after the first year, spent the tuition money on parties so we put the kibosh on the financial assist. now he works nights and pays for college himself so i guess we're letting the savanna return to forest for that one.

    i've discoverd a couple of keys (literally in one case) for getting the youngest to motivate: car keys and internet access.

    even parental units are capable of learning a bit here there and yon.
    reading Kolbert's article may aid in that process as well…

  6. Paul Says:

    If you have all this time, how about an update on the U Virginia fiasco? I'd love to hear your thoughts.