Good vs. Bad

As the father of two young children, I often think I have a decent handle on the whole good and bad behavior thing. And yet, as any parent can tell you, defining what constitutes such behaviors can often be a difficult and dizzying proposition. Just the other day, I had a conversation with my 10-year-old […]

Back to school

One of my favorite films of the 1980s is the one where Thornton Melon (aka Rodney Dangerfield) decides to go “Back to School,” and enroll at his discouraged son’s college. The movie featured many memorably funny scenes, including this exchange between father and son: Thornton Melon: Boy, what a great-looking place. When I used to […]