Is Technology the New Opiate of the Masses?

April 24th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor Karl Marx famously called religion the “opiate of the masses.” Well, to paraphrase Reggie Hammond, Eddie Murphy’s character in the film 48 Hours, “There’s a new opiate in town and its name is technology.” Yes, folks, everywhere you look these days, you see people “shooting up” their technological “drug” of choice, […]

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Let Kids Be Kids

June 28th, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor I had three experiences recently that were real eye openers for me when it comes to raising children. I have to admit that I don’t have too many epiphanies these days, considering that I’ve worked with children for years, I’m the author of three parenting books (working on my fourth), and […]

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Is the NFL Bad for Women’s Health?

April 4th, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor Just prior to the Super Bowl in 1993, a news conference was held by a coalition of women’s groups informing reporters of substantial evidence that domestic violence rose significantly (as much as 40 percent) on Super Bowl Sunday. The subsequent flurry of media attention resulted in this news becoming a “fact” […]

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Generation Tech: Where are the Parents?

December 27th, 2010

By Dr. Jim Taylor The march of technology is inevitable and inexorable. We can’t stop it or even slow it down and we definitely can’t reverse it (nor should we want to). As I have noted in a previous post, one of my concerns is that this progress is so rapid that we don’t have […]

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Games We Played

July 10th, 2009

I spend a great deal of time reliving my youth. Mostly wishing I could go back. Sure, there were things I’d change if offered the opportunity. One thing’s for sure, I’d have damn sure stashed back more money and in safer places.  Marbles; it was marbles that got me thinking about bygone days. The marble games […]

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