The Party Of Science
Science Rules. Or at least that’s what Bill Nye, the Michael Jordan of Edutainment, told the 8-year-old version of me. Of course, I accepted that concept fairly easily. After all, it makes sense that the “systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation” would rule. Plus, Bill Nye was cool and funny, and I was allowed to watch his show as much and as often (through the use of a mystical device known as a VCR) as I liked! So I did.
America Takes a Cold Shower
Getting wet and playing games for charity. Find out what ice buckets and video games have in common and how both are helping people across the nation.
The Hand Up
I’ve been thinking a lot about poverty lately. Maybe it was Kevin Williamson’s piece on poverty in Appalachia, or The AEI video series on Social Justice as envisioned from a conservative viewpoint. I was thinking about it long before the latest piece on poverty I shared, one with the provocative title “Can You Fight Poverty by Paying Kids to Go to School?” If you haven’t read it, it’s a pretty long piece, and it centers around anti-poverty trial programs in New York City and Memphis.
Depression & Suicide: The Conversation Must Continue
This week the world got the sad news that Robin Williams had died. The worst part was that he died at his own hands. My thoughts go out to his family and friends who are having to deal with being left behind. I don’t know what brought Mr. Williams to this point, and no one may ever know, but it has brought out the discussion on depression and suicide. Some of it has been good and some not so much. Depression and suicide still carry stigmas, but we have come a long way. Society is starting to properly acknowledge it. People opening up about the subject can be an educational tool, so that those feeling depressed or suicidal can safely get the help they need.