Children Living in a Grown-Up World

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When I was about 14, a friend and I went to a classmate’s house during a break in school exams. I can’t remember why we had so much time between classes, but we did. At any rate, we were killing time and “Eugene” asked if we wanted to watch a movie. He specifically mentioned The …

Superman’s Soft Underbelly

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I have always been interested in the emotional lives of men because it seems that so many suffer quite terribly in our society. The more obvious results of this suffering include domestic violence, rape, and male rage, to name a few. Less obvious, but more common, results of this suffering include depression, dissatisfaction with life, …

Wonder Woman Turns the Other Cheek

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Yesterday, my seven-year-old (1st-grade) daughter was clearly in a bad place when she came home from school. She was cranky, quick to cry, and complained that her stomach hurt. I know my kid, and I know when she’s upset about something. I asked her if anything had happened at school, or if someone had done …