- Notes From a Dragon Mom - When my book group read Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, I think we all acknowledged that despite our shock at her parenting (even for those of us whose parents leaned toward the stricter side), we had something to learn from her high expectations for her kids. This article looks at almost the opposite scenario; it's written by a mom who has to focus on loving her kid the best she can every day, knowing that he will probably die by the time he's three years old. We have things to learn from her as well, I think.
And some totally old news that I meant to put up here and didn't yet. But maybe you missed one or two of them:
- Recognition sought for soldier's heroic acts - This brought tears to my eyes, and I'm not one to go for sappy-tearjerker-military-stories. I really hope he gets recognized. He sounds like a profoundly courageous man.
- "Firefly" and anti-fascism - I thought it was amusing.
*If you're concerned, don't worry, just another quote. I wish I could just sort of leave awesome references like that hanging, but I know that enough of my readers have no idea what I'm talking about that I need to pseudo-clarify.
**Waaait a minute, I already used that line on this blog. Oh well. I'm not cool enough to always be coming up with new relevant cultural references.