Nature VS Nurture – Traits

       Nature VS Nurture – Traits             I’m not saying that we are born with blank slates; that would be my first assumption too at this point in the conversation if I were listening rather than speaking, but no. Clearly, if our slates...

Punishment is a Crime

       Punishment is a Crime             It’s Sunday morning, the wife and I, over fifty, don’t sleep in past seven o’clock anymore so we’re up, each of us at our computers. On Twitter, I see, a Dr. Roger D. Jones has added one of my blog posts...

Lost Causes - Picking Punishment Apart

          What a long, weird trip it’s been.           I’m not sure I’m going to be able to express this properly, the strangeness around my effort to change the world, but I’ll try.           I’d like to find some common ground and some...

Don’t We Think Our Parents Did their Best?

       Don’t We Think Our Parents Did their Best?             Kids nowadays got no respect.             They’re out there right now, whining about their pasts and blaming their parents, like their parents were supposed to know better or...

Our Parents Did Their Best, Didn’t They?

       Our Parents Did Their Best, Didn’t They?             Our parents did their best, right?             This is not your usual parenting blog, and ‘yes’ is not going to be at the top of my list of relevant answers. If you’re looking for...

A Conflicted Society - Cognitive Specialization

       Cognitive Specialization             A search of my blog for the character strings “cognitive damage”, “and cognitive “, or just “cognitive” will produce results pretty consistently. It’s a central tenet of mine, of course:   ...