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Recruiting Children

Neal Pollard

It was Adolf Hitler who famously said, “When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side,’ I calmly say, ‘Your child belongs to us already… What are you? 523 more words


Baby slings, cradle boards or a hole in the ground?

All mothers are working mothers. Looking after babies and young infants is a hard job in its own right, but the notion of a stay at home mum was most likely alien to prehistoric people. 591 more words



Neal Pollard

With the high profile case of an NFL star putting the idea of spanking in the spotlight, it is proper to examine this practice more closely.  641 more words


Balance - That Damned Word

Tao Te Ching – Chapter 74 – with Reflection

If you realize that all things change,

there is nothing you will try to hold on to. 464 more words

Feeling Philosophical

GENETIC ALLITERATION: An Act of Devine Replication or a Mechanical Gift

November 13, 2014 A smiling maternal goddess; golden aura of benevolence surrounding the female of our species, she exists in body and imagination. Traditionalized throughout history, the mother; the giver of life and sustenance has never demanded a higher position in society. 1,510 more words


Miss Manners

“When are you leaving?” my 10 year old daughter innocently asked my sister during her recent visit.

“Naomi!” I chided her, “that isn’t a nice question.” 554 more words


I Just Really Don't Need These Words

So, I had a few moments over the last week when I wanted to work on the novel. I really did. It’s just that I’ve got as much work to do at 10pm as I had at 7am, and the baby is finally asleep, and I dunno… that draft is looking pretty brutal right now. 259 more words