A random collection of articles, blog posts, books, and other things I think are worth sharing.

Deep Roots at Home: Why Are Kids Impatient, Bored, Friendless, and Entitled?

Washington Post: After years in Afghanistan, I’m going home to an America I don’t recognize

“Experts on Afghanistan tend to blame its ills on tribalism, warlords and religious absolutism. They advise stronger institutions over personal rule and rational debate over Kalashnikov culture. But as I follow the breakdown of American public life today, I see signs that, for all our supposed sophistication, we are not immune to the same visceral forces.

I see it in the spread of anti-vaccine sentiment, which I first encountered while reporting on efforts to eradicate polio in poor areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. I see it in the growing legal crackdown on abortion, after years of covering the extreme restrictions Afghan village culture imposes on women’s personal rights.”

Scary Mommy: 26 Rules for my Daughter I love all of these….but especially this one, which takes half a lifetime to really master:

15. Listen to your gut, even when it disagrees with your head and your heart.

Texas Monthly: The Reckoning  (Over 50 years ago, when Claire Wilson was eighteen, she was critically wounded during the 1966 University of Texas Tower shooting—the first massacre of its kind. How does the path of a bullet change a life?)