Tuesday, September 28, 2010
It's time to take drunk driving more seriously. If you want your players to be role models, NFL, MLB, NBA, etc., then it's time for more than a slap on the wrist, even if the offense doesn't injure someone.
Man convicted of murder in DUI crash that killed Nick Adenhart - MLB - SI.com
Friday, September 10, 2010
My wife and I have talked on-and-off for years about whether to institute an “allowance” policy for our children. At present, we still do not have them…
With this in mind I downloaded a few of National Public Radio (NPR) “Planet Money” podcasts, including “Allowance Economics: Candy, Taxes, and Potty Training” from September 3, 2010. The interview features Australian economist, Joshua Gans, who as a father of three young children has been toying for years with his own system of incentives in his household.
I listened intently while on the treadmill this morning. I am curious to hear from other parents about their allowance policies.
Friday, September 3, 2010
The new President of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Rev. Matthew Harrison, has a degree of theological depth and a personal authenticity that I admire greatly. I have just listened—again—to his first media interview on the day of his election.
The interview occurs on a formerly sanctioned but now “independent” Lutheran radio program called “Issues, etc” (The story of how this happened is found in this Wall Street Journal column.). I am not as regular a listener as I would like, but—now and then—I turn to www.Issuesetc.org for important reflection on key issues that affect us.
For those who want to hear an excellent example of depth and humility in Christian servant-leadership, click here.