Showing posts from December, 2012

You Need to See Les Miserables

I can honestly say Les Miserables is the best musical I’ve ever seen. And second only to The Passion of Christ for having the best and clearest presentation of God’s grace and forgiveness demonstrated in a motion picture. Les Miz touched my soul and kept me on the edge of my seat with tears of joy running down my cheeks through the majority of the film. At first, I didn’t want to sit through another musical whose whole story was told through a bunch of songs.  Who wants to sit through an opera you can’t understand? Not me.  I was afraid it would be the same disappointment I felt after watching Phantom of the Opera – all singing and a storyline that was impossible to follow.  I was wrong.  Les Miz is easy to follow if you know a few key points.  If you are not familiar with the story, allow me to give you the briefest of brief “Cliff’s notes.”  Just after the French revolution, a thief, Jean Valjean, is paroled after spending nineteen years in prison for steali
Parents Guide to Kids and Cell Phones Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy Your Kid a Cell Phone. by  Caroline Knorr  |  Jun. 11, 2012  |  Mobile and communicating ,  Family media management These tips can help you: Decide whether your kid is ready for a cell phone Teach basic cell-phone safety Explain responsible cell phone rules Set limits At some point, most of us decide that our kids are ready for a phone -- so they can call when they get off the bus, need a ride, or just check in. That's when you discover that it's nearly impossible to find a phone with only the features you need -- namely, the ability to receive and make phone calls. Most phones -- even basic models -- are tiny handheld computers, with features that put a lot of power in little hands. Kids can take photos, text, access the Internet, watch YouTube, play games, download music ... and even make calls. Cell phones give kids access to the world in ways that you can

Parents of Teenagers Say They Worry That Online Activities Might Hurt Children in Future

Parents of Teenagers Say They Worry That Online Activities Might Hurt Children in the Future By SOMINI SENGUPTA November 20,2012 Librado Romero/The New York Times The Pew Internet Center recently asked that especially anxious cohort of Americans — parents of teenagers who use the Internet — if they were concerned that their child’s online activities “might affect their future academic or employment opportunities.” Most parents said they were concerned, and that worry was most heightened among the middle class. Those who had annual incomes from $30,000 to $75,000 were most likely to worry about the implications for their children’s future. The research into parents’ concerns comes as legislators in Europe consider a policy called “the right to be forgotten,” meaning that Web users should be entitled to delete their digital past records. Web companies vehemently oppose such a provision, and nothing like it has been proposed in the United States.