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June 22, 2018
In research that’s been done about kids’ fears, the most frightening thing is losing or being left without a parent.
Through the events at the U.S. southern border in the last weeks, we have watched migrant children live out their worst nightmares in the most deliberately traumatic way.Podcasts View More...
May 29, 2018
It was Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts.
I was meeting with a film maker about a possible collaboration on a documentary. We were interested in the impact of digital media on youth.View More...
May 18, 2018
Perhaps the hardest, certainly the saddest, and without question the most frustrating thing about sharing this blog post is that we have shared it now again and again over the past few years. Please do not allow the frequency of events like today’s awful news to ever seem routine.View More...
April 25, 2018
Imagine you’re crossing a street and are almost hit by a massive Mack® truck.
You jump out of the way. Your heart is racing and pounding, you’re sweating, trembling, hyperventilating, and short of breath. You feel a pit in your stomach, nausea, choking, and tightness in your chest. Your fingers and toes are tingling.View More...
April 10, 2018
The best music is essentially something to provide you to face the world with.
Music doesn’t lie. If there’s something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.View More...
March 29, 2018
Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.
We all remember this slogan.
It was coined at the launch of the Drunk Driving Campaign.
Since then, awareness of the serious risks of driving under the influence of alcohol are well known. And there have been significant changes in driving behavior.View More...
February 26, 2018
I love watching football.
When I was watching the playoffs this year, it was obvious that some ads were really overrepresented – those promoting comfort food and alcohol (mostly beer). And they’re super compelling. I tend to eat healthy, organic food.View More...
February 24, 2018
When I was a ninth grader in 1964, I was suspended from school for selling peace buttons for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
I was a tad anxious about how my mom would react, but when I came home that morning, she was beaming.View More...
February 19, 2018
We were all shaken, once again, by the tragedy in Parkland, Florida. Our hearts go out to the friends, family, teachers and community of those innocent lives lost.
The question we’re all desperately asking, now, is how to prevent future school shootings, and how to prevent what can be viewed as nothing short of pathological normalcy.View More...