Saturday, February 02, 2013

Saturday Stories: Death, Manliness, and School Lunch

A sobering and thoughtful piece from the New York Times - "You're Going to Die"

An amazing piece by Brett and Kate McKay on cultivating the "manliness" of our greatest generation (not just for men).

A story out of the Washington Post that has Japan schooling the world in school lunch.

[And if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, here's my weekly US News and World Report column. This week's topic was whether or not it really only takes 21 days to form a habit?]

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  1. Anonymous6:28 pm

    From the article on Japanese lunches:

    "Schools in Japan, by contrast, give children the sort of food they’d get at home, not at a stadium."

    Unfortunately, the kind of food many North American kids get at home IS the kind of food you'd get at a stadium. That's a big part of the problem too.

  2. Re: Cultivating "manliness": Possibly our fathers and grandfathers were so traumatized by what they had seen and done in war that they had no taste for talking about an experience that made them feel like anything but heroes.