Autumn Walk

Autumn Walk

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The Philosopher in Seat 1B

The Philosopher in Seat 1B

The youngish guy who sat next to me in seat 1B (hey, I got a free upgrade) on my flight down to Austin was a tall guy, a baseball cap on his prematurely balding head, and a little overweight. And as our flight bumped through storm cells over Virginia, Kentucky and...
Space

Space

Seeing the real space shuttle up close and watching a Space X Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral–priceless. After a morning tour of the Kennedy Space Center, I returned to the Quantum of the Seas and in the evening, stood on deck with hundreds of others...
Homework Management: Make Time to Play

Homework Management: Make Time to Play

Professional truants love playing hooky with our kids. But even we pros know we have to send our children to school. So we optimize playing hooky time with a good homework management system. Because our kids have a ton of work–just read experts like Donna Goldberg,...
Teens Unplug

Teens Unplug

This group of teens unplugged for two weeks of surfing and community work in Hawaii. And, guess what? When they had the option of turning their phones back on, they didn’t. Are they unusual? Well, not as much as you might think. These kids–and one of them was my...
A Step Back in Time

A Step Back in Time

One of the things that I loved on our last trip to Mexico was the street commerce: merchants selling their wares–fish, bottled water, who knows what else–out of small trucks rumbling up and down the cobble-stoned streets. So old world, I thought, so...