Poll: Do families eat meals the old fashioned way anymore?

I wonder how many families eat the old fashioned way.  You know, together, as a family at a table away from the distractions of technology.  I do with my family but I get the impression many, if not most, do not.  I don't know why I think this, nor do I have evidence that it's so. When I was … [Read more...]

Sunday Fun — Family Reunions

Yesterday kicked of the inaugural Barron family reunion.  It was a great time.  This was an opportunity to meet family from all over the country: California, Florida, Massachusetts, and New York, some of whom I haven't seen since early childhood, or at all. My family has deep roots in Connecticut … [Read more...]

Your Children Belong to the State…

Or, so says MSNBC host Melissa Harris. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3qtpdSQox0 We haven't had a very collective notion of these are our children. So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families, and … [Read more...]