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I have never punished my child Parenting for a Nonviolent World


“Listening” provided by Anahata Giri

Punishment undermines the very basis of parenting: maintaining a safe, clear, loving relationship between parent and child.

Anahata Giri for Global News Centre

(MELBOURNE)  I have never punished my child. This is not because I have some kind of freaky perfect child. My 8 year old son is a normal child who engages with the world with a natural childlike intensity. This means he sometimes challenges boundaries by doing what he wants and upsetting others. At times I am very upset by his actions and I have been stretched beyond my own boundaries many times. This can be really tough.

The Trip

Ford Model A - bringatrailer.com

Ford Model A – bringatrailer.com

Memories of an amazing childhood journey in 1938.

William Annett Global News Centre

(DAYTONA BEACH)   My father was born in Baptist Ontario, raised in Hell’s Kitchen near 34th Street in Manhattan, was in the trenches in France while still a boy and, invalided back to England, flew a rickety biplane in the Royal Flying Corps by the time he was 20. He was to see the banks and braes of bonny Scotland and,  de-mobbed in Toronto, he experienced the snows of the American West and the topless towers of Wall Street. By the onset of the Depression he had by some strange default become school principal in a tiny Alberta town in the middle of the Dust Bowl that endured for that most desolate decade, during which the entire western world seemed to hunker down in silent desperation.

Comedy Central’s Emmy Award nominee Keegan-Michael Key wearing men’s couture by Designer Mark Roscoe

pics of mark roscoe and keeganComedy Central’s Keegan-Michael Key of ‘Key & Peele’ to walk the red carpet at 67th Prime Time Emmy Award Show in Mark Roscoe Design.

(LOS ANGELES)  Prime Time Emmy Award Nominee Keegan Michael Key, best known for his work on Comedy Central’s ‘Key and Peele Show’ and his six seasons on MadTV, will be sporting couture men’s fashion by Chicago Designer Mark Roscoe at the Technical Emmy’s as well as the Prime Time Emmy Award shows to be aired September 19 on FXX at 8 pm EST, and September 20, 2015 on Fox respectively.

LBGT civil rights: there’s still work to be done


Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduces introduction of the Equality Act of 2015 with Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin, right, and Rep. David Cicilline. (D-R.I.), (Kevin Wolf/AP Photo)

In 1993, Bill Clinton signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) that “ensures that interests in religious freedom are protected.”

Ralph E. Stone Global News Centre

(SAN FRANCISCO)  In Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state.  Thus, the same-sex marriage issue has been won.

The Mal Ejemplos (Bad Examples)

zamarackEver wonder about biker club culture in Mexico?  Meet the man who founded The Mal Ejemplos MC.

Vic Pittman for Global News Centre

ME(SILVERTON)  This is a story of my journey into the world of the Mal Ejemplos, (pronounced Molly Hemp-los) the Bad Examples, one of the fastest growing motorcycle clubs in central Mexico. Some would think that this is a reckless, possibly even dangerous thing for me to do. Most people’s perceptions of motorcycle "gangs" are formed by movies and shows like Sons of Anarchy, where violence, drugs and wars with rival clubs is the norm. The recent bloodshed between two rival clubs in Waco, Texas only reinforces this perception. Many people would assume that a Mexican motorcycle club would be even more dangerous and lawless than their American counterparts, with fewer restraints and more incentive for criminal activity.

Iranyi publishes book of pre-earthquake Arg-E-Bam photos

The ancient city of Bam, Iran, captured and published in a new book by Judi Iranyi.  Photo by Judi Iranyi.

The ancient city of Bam, Iran, captured and published in a new book by Judi Iranyi.
Photo by Judi Iranyi.

Bam declined in importance following an Afghan invasion in 1722 in 1722 and another invasion in 1810. The city was used as a barracks for the army until 1932 and then completely abandoned. 

Ralph E. Stone Global News Centre

(SAN FRANCISCO) Judi Iranyi recently published a book of her photographs of Arg-e-Bam (Bam) during her November 2002 trip to Iran.

The ruined city of Bam is located in southeastern Iran.  It is made entirely of mud bricks, clay, straw, and the trunks of palm trees. The city was originally founded during the Sassanian period (224-637) and while some of the surviving structures date from before the 12th century, most of what remains today dates to the Safavid period (1502-1722). During Safavid times, the city occupied six square kilometers, was surrounded by a rampart with 38 towers, and had between 9000 and 13,000 inhabitants.

The Goliath Fallacy… jousting with the overdogs

DavidGoliathRichard III was King of England, and there he had the advantage over me. But he was a hunchback, and there I have the advantage over him.

                                                        – Mark Twain

William Annett Global News Centre

(DAYTONA BEACH)     In his best-seller, “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants,” Malcolm Gladwell covers the subject – and the frequent success –  of ordinary people who tilt  at extraordinary opponents or forces. In other words, instances where a disadvantage become an advantage. Gladwell’s  point is that it happens quite frequently and we don’t realize it. You want to argue? Gladwell’s day job is as a staff writer for the New Yorker, which gives him a distinct advantage right there.

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