That Time I Wasn’t Hung Up On By a Radio Host

The first time I was interviewed for a radio station was 15 years ago. The BBC called me to talk about a political convention I had been covering....more

‘Science Stories’ Column Garners Response by Jezebel

Jezebel, the deliciously snarky feminist blog, today wrote a response to my PBS NewsHour column (“Skip the fairy tales, and tell your daughter science bedtime stories.”)...more

‘Science Stories’ on the NewsHour

After the rather surprising (and surprisingly controversial) success of my last parenting...more

The Case for Having Only One Child

Parenting an only? If so, you’ve probably heard the litany of reasons to have more children. (Haven’t we all?) But there are two sides to every story, and to provide a bit of balance (and humor) to the procreation debate, I’ve written an essay in defense of making your kid an only....more

For Your Viewing Murdertainment

In my prior life, I was a newspaper reporter covering murder trials. One of them involved the murder-for-hire of a Long Bech mother named Lynn Schockner. The case gained national attention because two police officers were actually on the front porch of her home while her throat was being slashed on the back patio ....more

Undoing the Santa Lie

If you have a free moment — Hahahahaha, like anyone has those anymore — head over to the PBS NewsHour site and check out my column about lying to kids about Santa. Although I think there are perfectly good reasons for doing the Santa thing and for NOT doing the Santa thing, I’ve got some advice for those like myself who have entered Santa territory lightly but...more

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World Religion Teacher ‘Pollutes the Minds of Children’ By Telling Them Facts (Damn Him!)

This post was written by Jim Morrison, who teaches World Religion at Red Wing High School in Minnesota. An agnostic, Morrison pushes no specific agenda, neither celebrating nor disparaging...more