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2/25/07

10:40 AM Words don’t seem instrinsic to man. I mean, when we’re born we have our five senses. In terms of art I would say we’re innately predisposed to appreciating and creating pictures (sight), music (sound), and the fragrant and the culinary (smell and taste). Language develops later on – which isn’t to say it’s [...]

How not to talk to your kids

From article that examines the effects of praising children: For a few decades, it’s been noted that a large percentage of all gifted students (those who score in the top 10 percent on aptitude tests) severely underestimate their own abilities. Those afflicted with this lack of perceived competence adopt lower standards for success and expect [...]

Child

A two-foot tall little jumble of blood and bones, sweat and skin, tears and tissue, wearing a summer frock and holding a 6-inch plastic figurine walks into the junkyard. Find me the jaws of life that’ll claim this life and I’ll hand you my faith in humanity along with my severed head on a silver [...]

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