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There was a kid running at the neighborhood pool the other day. The pool attendant asked him to walk — as pool attendants have done since pools existed. The boy’s dad — a big-chested, serious kind of guy — came over to the attendant and told him (I swear I’m not making this up), that as the child’s father, he’s the only one to tell his kid what to do, and that if the attendant has something to say, it should be directed at him, don’t talk to his kid; he’ll decide if his kid needs direction.

Life is amazing!

The attendant kept his cool (I would have rolled my eyes or worse) and replied — carefully — that it was his job to make sure that people follow the pool rules, and “no running” is pretty much the universal pool rule. The dad pushed back and added some aggressive posturing to intimidate the pool guy, saying that he didn’t see anything wrong with what his kid was doing, so, as far as he was concerned, the pool guy needs to back off. In summary: The kid was free to run at the pool because the dad said so, fuck the pool rules, (this is America!) nobody tells my kid what to do except me.
Uh, ok.

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”

― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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There’s a weird sort of fear spreading amongst reasonable grownups. My sister’s family had some friends over. Or, maybe my sister’s family went over to their place. I don’t remember, doesn’t really matter. Anyway, one of the adults gave one of my sister’s kids some polite direction about sharing or something basic like that, you know, stuff people tell kids. Then the grownup realized the grave error in 21st century feedback rules concerning kids who aren’t yours, and apologized to my sister for shamefully overstepping. “Are you KIDDING?” my sister said. “I absolutely want you to tell my kids if they’re doing something you don’t think they should be doing! In fact, do more of it! They need to learn to hear things from people other than me.”
If I’m the only one who can tell my kids what to do, I’ve failed them in every possible way by making sure they have completely unrealistic expectations of the world. Also, I can’t ever die, because my kids won’t be able to take care of themselves. Following Big-Chested Dad at the Pool’s logic, a lifeguard can’t lifeguard, teachers can’t teach, coaches can’t coach and, later in life, managers can’t manage… you see where this is going, right?

Is cushiony perfection for our kids a new national obsession? We all know That Mom in the neighborhood, who is literally at the school every day, escalating everything to make sure her kid gets an A, is chosen for Student Council, or gets placed in the gifted program. Later, when her kid is in college, professors will hang up on her and laugh behind her back because she’ll call about something that’s none of her business.

All events are blessings given to us to learn from.

My middle schooler and his project partner failed to turn an assignment in on time, after many reminders of the deadline. The other kid’s mom (who I met once, briefly) came to my house and wouldn’t leave until I talked with her for nearly an hour about the Injustice. She was heartbroken for the disappointment her kid must be feeling at the failure, and wanted to fix it somehow. She left, but I think it was only because I told her I had no idea how to reverse the course of what happened and suggested she escalate to a school administrator if she believed the teacher could be convinced to reverse his decision. I haven’t heard back from her.

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I don’t mean to brag, but my high schooler fails at quite a few things. None of them too epic, but there’s still time. We talked about it recently. I told him it’s my job to let him fail while he’s still at home with me, because he needs to learn how to lose his shit and then pick it up and move forward. That’s like the most major of life skills — in my experience, anyway — and I’ll be damned if any kid of mine is going to fall to pieces his first semester in college because I’m not there to fix life for him. You remember that person from your dorm days precisely because that person became an utterly forgettable shadow.

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

  1. Exercise
  2. Map Out Your Day
  3. Eat a Healthy Breakfast
  4. Visualization
  5. Make Your Day Top Heavy

This is an open notice to people who know my kids: You can tell them what to do. It’s really, really OK. Tell them not to put their feet up on your coffee table. Tell them to stop running, not to play with that knife or not to touch your things. Actually, now that they’re older, you’ll likely be telling them not to eat all of your potato chips and beef jerky, and not to take that drink onto your freshly cleaned carpet. Whatever the rules are at your place, tell my kid to fall in. I have a selfish motive.

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¡Se abre nueva fecha para Roger Waters en Monterrey!



Si no tuviste la fortuna de adquirir tus boletos para ir a ver a Roger Waters a la Arena Monterrey el próximo 8 de diciembre, te tenemos buenas noticias: ¡Ya se abrió una segunda fecha!.

Será el 9 de diciembre cuando el ícono del rock dé una segunda dosis de sus éxitos en la ciudad de las montañas.

La preventa para el show comenzará este 8 de mayo, y será mejor que los fans corran por ellos porque todo indica que volarán igual que ocurrió con la fecha pasada.

Con su gira de 2018, Roger Waters ha logrado congregar a miles de almas rockeras que abarrotan cada recinto en donde se presenta, y Monterrey no será la excepción.

¿Ya tienes tus boletos?

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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds llegarán a México



La banda ofrecerá un concierto en México el próximo 2 de octubre como parte de su gira por norteamérica.

La gira de Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds arrancó y México es uno de los países afortunados que contará con su presencia.

La banda arribará al país el próximo 2 de octubre para ofrecer un show en el Pepsi Center WTC en donde se podrá disfrutar de sus grandes éxitos y una experiencia inigualable.

Cabe mencionar que las presentaciones de Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds se han caracterizado por la energía que llevan dentro, e inclusive se han ganado las palmas como “uno de los más intensos y emocionantes actos en vivo del planeta”.

Asimismo, en las reseñas de los show destaca la pasión, fogosidad y el talento de la voz de nick para hacer presentes en todo su esplendor los sentimientos que se esconden en cada una de las canciones.

En escena se verá a Nick Cave (voz y piano), Warren Ellis (piano, teclados, violín y guitarra tenor), Martyn Casey (bajo), Thomas Wydler (batería), Jim Sclavunos (vibráfono, percusión y piano), George Vjestice (guitarra) y Larry Mullins (teclados y piano).

Además de los conciertos que ofrecerán a lo largo de Norteamérica, la banda será cabeza de diversos festivales alrededor de Europa.

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Carlos Sadness llevará a un viaje por ‘Diferentes Tipos de Luz’



El cantante catalán Carlos Sadness se prepara para presentar su más reciente material discográfico con un insólito show.

Un show bastante peculiar llegará a la Ciudad de México de la mano de Carlos Sadness, quien además de deleitar con su música se ha atrevido a experimentar con un concepto nuevo para sus presentaciones.

El aclamado artista catalán que ha sido muy bien recibido por los mexicanos desde sus primeros pasos por el país, arribará al Teatro Metropólitan el próximo 8 de noviembre con ‘Diferentes Tipos de Luz’, su nuevo material discográfico “escrito y compuesto a través de la luz”, según describe el músico.

“Muchos días amanecía con una luz y volvía a amanecer, de forma muy distinta y horas más tarde, en otra ciudad. La luz ha sido mi compañera de este viaje. Entrando por los grandes ventanales del l’Eixample de Barcelona o por el centímetro abierto de la ventanilla de unaviós, volviendo lo que parecía opaco en transparente”, explica el cantautor.

Durante la esperada velada, Sadness interpretará para su público sus grandes éxitos, entre los que destacan canciones como Amor Papaya Miss Honolulu, entre otras.

Si quieres formar parte de esa experiencia que solo Carlos Sadness sabe dar, la preventa citibanamex dará inicio el 16 y 17 de abril. ¡Atento!

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