Opening the Doors to R-rated Movies and M-rated Games for my Child: A Parenting Win Story

Today I want to write about screen time. If you're a parent in these crazy modern and financially privileged times, I'm sure you're familiar with it. Everyone has their thoughts, their criticisms, their frustrations...their judgments of other parents' thoughts and criticisms. I've often hated it. How much is too much? Does it really matter if … Continue reading Opening the Doors to R-rated Movies and M-rated Games for my Child: A Parenting Win Story

This Started Out as a Post About GamerGate

This started out as a post about GamerGate. (If you haven’t heard about GamerGate, just Google it.) I don’t have anything new to add to the “Which side is right?” or “What is GamerGate really about?” debates. My thoughts go elsewhere… A child points to a green bowl and says it’s red. He’s adamant about … Continue reading This Started Out as a Post About GamerGate

Some Thoughts on Recent Events and the Need for Change

Ferguson. Mike Brown. Sexism. James Foley. Rape culture. Ezell Ford. Anita Sarkeesian. John Crawford. Fraternities. Steven Sotloff. Racism. Zoe Quinn. Misogyny. ISIS. Ray Rice. GamerGate. I think there’s a connection between every word and name on that list. It’s tempting to treat them as though they have to do with largely disparate issues like racism, … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Recent Events and the Need for Change