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October 27, 2014

Check here for a weekly list of what Brad and Irwin are reading and watching. A virtual bedside table, The Week in Wisdom offers the books, movies, articles, programs and more that shape how Brad and Irwin look at the world.


1 Helicopter Parenting vs No Rescue Parenting

Posted October 27, 2014

Helicopter Parenting vs No Rescue Parenting

Mommy blogs and morning television are filled with a new debate. Are you a “Helicopter Parent” or a “No Rescue Parent”? The latter is a new term being touted as the antidote to the former.

I guess for me, and I know that I am “only” a dad, this whole debate is misguided – being driven by parents searching for an identity, or those marketing to them, instead of by kids’ actual needs, which vary from day to day and situation to situation. Read More

2 In Memoriam: Jack Bruce, Legendary Cream Bassist

Posted October 27, 2014

In Memoriam: Jack Bruce, Legendary Cream Bassist

A Gadol, which in Hebrew means big or great, is a designation in Jewish wisdom for a creative sage who transcends boundaries of time and place. On Saturday a Gadol – Jack Bruce, the singer and bassist for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Cream – died at the age of 71.

My first thought was, oh my, that’s only 15 years older than I am. There were many a nights years ago when Cream, with Jack Bruce on bass and vocals, with songs like Sunshine of Your Love, White Room, Read More

3 Technology Creates Inequality?

Posted October 27, 2014

Technology Creates Inequality?

This article from MIT Technology Review invites us to ask whether or not the very technologies which so many people celebrate, actually contribute to the rising economic inequality which many of those same people bemoan. The short answer? They may be. Read More