The Useful Fiction

In looking at the many and┬ávaried approaches to self-protection out there, I did what is becoming ever more uncommon. I started thinking. There are a widely separated set of world views to choose from. But at the base, we see the world in the way that best suits our needs at the moment. Our world…

Protecting our Kids

I posted and removed an article on keeping your children safe. I posted it because I had a few moments of inspiration that day, and removed the article the next day because it was so incomplete. This new offering is hardly complete, but the subject is complex. I feel this one is a much better…

Dangerous new game is spreading

There is a disgusting game that is spreading to different parts of the U.S. called knockout. It has existed roughly since 2005 under various names, “Point ’em Out, Knock ’em Out” and “Knockout King” Here is a news story on the subject: This crime is committed by kids who really should have better sense, and…

Violence and Conflict: Thinking of the children

Violence and Conflict From our earliest days, humans have had to live a life of violence and conflict. Whether we were hunting for food, defending a tribe or village, or marching to war, violence and conflict were there. We are, as a species, adaptable and violent. And we always have been. In our modern world,…

Self-Defense for Children: What to Teach and How much is too much?

There have been a series of emails coming in┬áthat have been asking questions along the same line of thinking. The main points being: What should be included in a children’s self-defense class? Where is the line regarding how much information the child needs to hear in a class, without crossing the line? In other words;…