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Around the Web
What’s in a name: The story of three men and a boy named ‘Philip Eckel’
This is a great little news story about friends of mine–who went on an adventure to find their namesake.
- There are three Philip Eckels in one family in Philadelphia. But only one, the patriarch, goes by Phil. The Phil in the middle goes by “Joel”, and the youngest Phil, 7, goes by his middle name, Wesley.
But for a single road trip, they were: “Big Phil”, “Medium Phil” and “Little Phil”.
RAR Bonus Episode: Melissa Sweet on the One and Only E.B. White
- Although Melissa Sweet didn’t grow up a reader, she has always had a love and passion for creating, which shows in the beautiful drawings, paintings and collages she has used to illustrate numerous picture books.
She also an accomplished author, and her most recent book is about the one and only E.B. White- the ma who wrote Charlotte’s Web,Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan.
How To Raise Boys: 6 Tips From Edith Roosevelt
- I want my children to be kind — now and as adults. Kindness grows from understanding both ourselves and others which leads, very importantly, to empathy.
So how do we nurture kindness and empathy in our children?How does a mom of boys parent her sons? This is not a new question. Edith Roosevelt, TR’s wife and the First Lady who brought us to the 20th century, had four curious, adventurous boys.How did Edith manage her boys? Here are 6 tips from Edith’s life.
How NOT to Parent a Strong-Willed Child
Susan Macias has a piece at For Every Mom on raising strong-willed children.
- “That’s it! Don’t say another word!” I shouted in a tone and volume that made even me cringe. Before I allowed conviction to mellow my tone, I crescendo-ed, “You are done, young man! If you cannot think of One. Nice. Thing. to say to the members of your family, go sit by yourself on your bed. I have had it!” (Did you notice how I told him to talk nicely while speaking very un-nicely? Yes, one of my finer moments.).
Around the Warren
Our Now, But Not Yet Reality
Guest Tyrel Bramwell shows us how reading fiction is like life.
- It occurred to me the other day, as I placed my bookmark between the pages of a novel, that reading, particularly reading fiction, is much like being a Christian. I had in my hands a complete adventure. A journey that begins and ends, and in between is full of life: ups and downs, drama, intrigue, excitement, and even the dull moments of reality that fiction manages to minimize.
“The Ology” Majors in Essentials for All Ages
Loren Eaton introduces us to Marty Machowski’s The Ology: Ancient Truths, Ever New.
- People have all sorts of different college experiences. Some party. Some make lifelong friends. Some lose themselves in obscure political causes. But me? I spent a disproportionate period of my higher education lugging around Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology, a nigh-thirteen-hundred-page tome that I eventually came to call The Big Blue Doorstop. My family’s denominational heritage was … diffuse, and I’d never really dug down into the marrow of the Christian faith.
Something to Do with Your Kids
I learned this past week that in St. Louis, trick-or-treaters come prepared on Halloween with a magic trick or joke to tell if the host chooses “trick” rather than “treat.” So, just in case you have a similar tradition in your area–or if you and your family just want some good laughs–here’s a list of hilarious jokes.
And Something to Watch
I saw a new trailer for the next Star Wars movie this week. And now I’ve seen the Sesame Street Muppets acting out Star Wars.
Thank you for reading. We’re on your side.