Friday, September 28
Chris Mercogliano is in town on a book tour and crashing on our couch for a couple of days. I haven't read the book yet, but I did go to a talk he did last night at Naropa. One liner version: Childhood is ever-more subject to a range of controlling and domesticating influences (soccer tots, medicalization, school, electronic pacification, you get the idea), and this is not a good thing.
Chris is a smart guy. If you're at all interested in these problems, his stuff is probably worth reading. If you're in Boulder, there's a signing tonight at your friendly local radical leftist bookstore.