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.