The Frights of Halloween

(An article I wrote for a parent newsletter.) It is really cute seeing that autumn is here! Pumpkins are sitting around storefronts and fuzzy spiders are seen crawling about. And the seasonal spooky holiday is great child-centric fun– Trick-or-treating, dressing up in costume, carving pumpkins, and more. When I first participated in Halloween, I was…

Apple Pro the Trashcan

It is hard for us to ignore the new 2013 Mac Pro. Especially when the design is so interesting. Even though our demanding mix of programming, graphics work, internet usage and need for aesthetics demands a pretty yet robust machine, hopefully this delightful piece of engineering finds a designer to match in the next generation.…

Budget Asian airline unveils black-free zones

Here is a story of a budget Asian airline, Singapore Airlines, from banning negroes from their “black-free zones” in their budget arm, Scoot Airlines. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/10256535/Budget-Asian-airline-unveils-child-free-zones.html The black free-zones were put into effect after several customers complained of loud rap music, injuries from banana peels, and non-stop dancing. They said that the negroes would start making…

The Incapable Young Person

The Incapable Young Person (as part of my contributions to a local newsletter) I think safety is great. But nowadays, our concept of “safety” for children has mutated into an irrational fear of anything new, high, sharp, pointy, or fun. Once this way of thinking is standard, one’s children being any less “safe” becomes heresy.…