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Parents: If you don’t make this one thing a priority, your kids are screwed

Parents: If you don’t make this one thing a priority, your kids are screwed

I flew back to Panama from Washington DC on Saturday and sat in business class next to this very attractive, buttoned up, wicked smart college student. I’m usually a bury-my-head… Read more »

Booze at a kids party?

Booze at a kids party?

So, disaster has been avoided. The government is open and the debt ceiling has been raised…again. Break out the champagne right? Obviously this is sarcastic.  But there is actually some… Read more »

The key to your health… Be antifragile

The key to your health… Be antifragile

Turkey vultures sunning their wings. Grey clouds. Garbage. Putrid mud. Trees growing through the roof. A decaying building. Just an all around vision of apocalyptic nastiness I pass by each… Read more »

Reflections from a Father and His TCK Daughter

Reflections from a Father and His TCK Daughter

I tried to raise two third-culture kids.  I failed, but I think this is a good thing. When I grew up my family did a lot of traveling.   My father… Read more »

The future is behind us.

The future is behind us.

Most of what I learned in college has left me.  But there are two linguistic facts that have always stayed.  To this day, I think of them often. I remember… Read more »

Square foot gardening

Square foot gardening

The road to self-reliance begins with baby steps. It requires lots of experimentation and trial and error to determine what works for you and what doesn’t. Take growing your own… Read more »

Stop, drop and…

Stop, drop and…

Maybe you are perfectly fit.  Maybe you do not need to lose any weight or get in better shape.  If so this post is not for you. It is for… Read more »

The Only Two Things to Develop Character….

The Only Two Things to Develop Character….

As a parent I spend a lot of time thinking about  how to raise a successful kid? Does success depend on cognitive ability?  Higher IQ scores, better educational opportunities, advanced… Read more »

Is Panama the happiest country in the world?

Is Panama the happiest country in the world?

Last Tuesday evening, my wife and I planned to make the hour-and-a-half drive from our home in Cocle to Panama City for a Christmas party. All was going fine until… Read more »

DIY Genetic Engineering

DIY Genetic Engineering

We like to stay on top of the trends that will be changing your future and we are very impressed with the DIY movement.  We have written about the DIY… Read more »

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