Good Fathers Touch Their Children

“The one promise I made to myself when my daughter was born is that I would be a better dad to her than my father was to me.,,,It was at age nine, with puberty unfolding relentlessly, that I no longer felt comfortable making non-sexual physical contact with her in ways that I had freely and openly been able to do for nearly a decade. When a caring, competent, protective, nurturing father abruptly stops freely touching you, that’s an unfortunate, disruptive event to body, brain, spirit and to relational wisdom-mind. For daughter and for dad.”

Neuroscientist Mark Brady, “How Estrogen Unexpectedly Turned Me into a Bad Dad

Photo is linked from the article; copyright is as stated there.

http://committedparent.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/how-estrogen-unexpectedly-turned-me-into-a-bad-dad/

 

America: Locking Away Kids Forever

Irredeemable at age 14?

America is the only nation in the world that locks up minors for the rest of their lives without possibility of parole.  They could be as young as 13 years old.

“Juwan is one of them. He was a 16-year-old kid when he was arrested after he saw a companion kill a pizza deliveryman. The shooter was never convicted, but because Juwan was present and had a gun, he was sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars.” — ACLU website

Learn more HERE.  Sign a petition to help stop this practice HERE.

Having Trouble Posting Blog Comments?

Apparently some people have been getting an error message when they try to post.  Often this is something saying, “You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down” — even when they haven’t posted any comments in days!

We’re very sorry for the inconvenience, and are trying to find and fix the problem.  Thanks for your patience.

Reverend Loveshade and Ms. M.C.: Baby Two

All names in this entry are Discordian names.

Once again, it’s a baby! Ms. M.C. gave birth to Wunderkätzchen at 17:38 hours Thursday, 12 June 2014. Wunderkätzchen (Kitty for short)weighed in at 3,858 grams (8.5 lbs) and was 52.2 cm long (20.55 inches). Both Mommy and Baby are doing great.  Daddy, who worries too much, is recovering — but quicker than from the birth of their first daughter. Twinkleton is already wanting to help her younger sister.  They didn’t think they’d get the same midwife as for their first, but at the last minute Nurse Velvet Hands became available. Untroubled Teen V (remember, all these names are their Discordian names), Ms. MC’s ,15-year-old sister, helped with the birth which was at their commune.

Congratulations to the family!

Thanks to Produnis for taking the photo which is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation and the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Edited 18 August 2014

One Year Since We Learned of Massive Government Spying

“They Knew Our Secrets.  One Year Later, We Know Theirs.

“One year ago, the world had never heard of Edward Snowden, and we knew very little about the breathtaking scope of U.S. government surveillance. One year later, we are in a very different place….We know more than ever before about our government’s mass surveillance apparatus. We now have the power to rein it in.”

This also includes a powerful message from Edward Snowden on the one-year anniversary of his exposure of massive government spying on American citizens — and what you can do.

https://www.aclu.org/they-knew-our-secrets-one-year-later-we-know-theirs

Image from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eye_Spy.jpg by Lotusblak released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.