Monthly Archives: January 2014

Fighting the Nature Deficit

Over the Winter Break, we visited my parents in a valley in Western Montana. From their living room, I had a view of farmland turning into forest turning into a mountain range with snow-capped peaks. We saw bald eagles from … Continue reading

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Second Attack on Evolution Education in Missouri

Last week, I wrote about the first bill submitted in the Missouri House of Representatives this session that attacks evolution. I had hope that it would be the only bill this session. Those hopes have failed. I just found out … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Anti-Evolution Legislation: Missouri

Over the last few years, Missouri’s legislature has drawn lots of national attention, and usually not for good reasons. Both houses of our legislature are controlled by a supermajority of Republicans, so though our Democratic Governor can keep some semblance … Continue reading

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Grounded Parents Crosspost: Ethical and Inclusive Scouting

I just posted another article to Grounded Parents, the secular parenting blog to which I contribute. This article gives some background on the reasons I worked with other parents at the Ethical Society of St. Louis to seek an alternative … Continue reading

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Grounded Parents Crosspost: Is Mr. Oogie Boogie Really that Scary?

I just posted another article to Grounded Parents, the secular parenting blog to which I contribute. This article talks about my impatient desire to share stories, books, and movies with my kids, even though they aren’t ready yet. I’m crossposting … Continue reading

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Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv My rating: 3 of 5 stars I liked the early chapters of the book – Louv seems to be onto something with his critique of the … Continue reading

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