JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2010/07/more-linkery-compare-and-contrast.html (5 comments)

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jsid-1278682888-316  GrumpyOldFart at Fri, 09 Jul 2010 13:41:28 +0000

"Sometimes I really think people ought to have to pass a proper exam before they're allowed to be parents. Not just the practical, I mean."

                                                          - Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time

jsid-1278697473-479  Ed at Fri, 09 Jul 2010 17:44:33 +0000

I can't agree enough.  My Dad was one of those great Dads. A Navy veteran of WWII, and a commercial fisherman, he taught me many things by example. I can only hope that I am 1/2 the father he was, and I will be all right.

jsid-1278702347-847  Justthisguy at Fri, 09 Jul 2010 19:05:47 +0000

I dunno. Once, I was witness to an "involved" parent who was just Doing It Wrong.  A bunch of us were picnicking in a boulderish cliffy area near Huns-ville, Alabama, around 1971.  We heard little-kid screams and sobbing, looked over there, and saw that some control freak Daddy was trying to teach his very small boy (seemed about 6yo) to abseil down  a cliff by the sink-or-swim method, with added yelling and screaming.  The kid was obviously afraid of heights, and, well, little.  Y'know, if Dad had started him out on a 6-foot-high cliff, or something...

To this day, I am ashamed of myself for not intervening. I know we were all thinking the same, but waiting for some other of us to take action first.

jsid-1278719808-818  Naked Girl in a Dress at Fri, 09 Jul 2010 23:56:48 +0000

Thank you for the recognition of my blog post! I appreciate it.

jsid-1278720695-40  khbaker at Sat, 10 Jul 2010 00:11:35 +0000 in reply to jsid-1278719808-818

Good stuff is good stuff.  The problem is finding it! :)

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