May 16, 2009
We write to expose the unexposed. If there is one door in the castle you have been told not to go through, you must. Otherwise, you’ll just be rearranging furniture in rooms you’ve already been in. Most human beings are dedicated to keeping that one door shut. Anne Lamott, “Bird by Bird” Have you ever felt like you’ve been living someone else’s life? A life designed for you by your parents, friends and teachers? Maybe your church, your neighborhood or society in general?
December 26, 2009
The news this week of the passing of South Pasadena High School senior Aydin Salek has made shock waves, from the scene of the incident and beyond. Reports indicate that Salek was attending an unsupervised party where he was offered alcohol. This is not unlike an incident in 1993 when a Crescenta Valley High School senior was killed at an unsupervised post-prom party. Who do you believe is at fault here? The parents? The students? Or both? What steps would you suggest to parents to deter this behavior?