| Jan 27, 2009

'Marathon' ritual must change

Recently, my son ran an 800-meter “marathon” at his local elementary school. He received a congratulatory “certificate of achievement” noting his participation and the fact he placed 79th. He has come to dread this annual ritual. It is damaging his fragile self-esteem and emerging ...

| Jan 13, 2009

Digital 'big switch' is big con

Visit any electronics shop and you cannot escape reminders that in July 2011, Japan will end analog TV broadcasts and switch over to digital. After that time, existing analog TV sets will require adapters, but over the next 2 1/2 years most people are ...