GO FOR IT!

Here’s something to read,” I said while handing my twenty-something daughter the Business Section of Sunday’s Los Angeles Times. What a chance I was taking. But I had technology on my side, as the article I was promoting and this opportunity to read the old-time newspaper was about “Mind Craft,”…

REASONABLE VS UNREASONABLE PARENTING

   CREATING  A PINOCCHIO   While she went to the counter to pick up the food order, Mom left her blonde curly-haired, dimpled darling at the table in the small eatery. Upon her return, on the restaurant wall was a huge smearing of ketchup and mustard. The ghastly sight was…

SIX STEPS TO A COMPANY POLICY

           “MOMMIE, WHY ARE THEY CARRYING SIGNS?” Even when parents don’t see it as a conscious decision, we are always calling the game when it comes to creating a value system for the family. At the workplace, this is often spelled out as “company policy.” As…

I’D LIKE TO SUE THE PANTS OFF MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHERS

WE DIDN’T COME AS WORKERS It was hard to understand how those people, who looked like me, were singing while happily picking cotton in the hot southern sun. But my 11th grade U.S. History book, in 1953, had vivid pictures depicting happy dark people and the one paragraph, with however…

ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL VS STEVE JOBS

   Is Old Time Alexander To Blame For  New Time Steve ? My parenting style is referred to by many as “Old School.” I’ll buy that without hesitating. I’ll buy it without any call for revision. I’m old. I’m Old School. I think young kids ought to be getting exercise…

“IF I’D ONLY KNOWN WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN”

The young college student declared her independence by letting her parents know that, in no uncertain terms, she was tired of their oversight and had only “tolerated” them during her earlier years. This seemingly outrageous declaration was made one morning, pretty much like any other morning for the family, with…