Sharing a World

I look for small ways to help the older realize his brother is not merely a supporting role in his story, but has a story of his own. It’s a lesson I want them to take to heart about humanity in general. I have found a few picture books that help my cause.

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Fairy Tales, Faith and the Fourth Wall

No generation, it seems, is too sophisticated to enjoy being inside a story.
Story doesn’t just entertain; it builds the world.

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(Anti-) Social Media and the (Post-) Parental Blogger

Traditionally, the role of the secret identity in the super-hero trope is anonymity for the protection of loved ones. But when that hero, like Clark Kent, is also a writer, it has added significance in terms of personal fulfillment and professional ethics: the secret identity is what lets him be published on the merits of his work and not his social influence.

I think mom- and dad-bloggers alike have something to learn from this example.

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Red|Blue

Is there something in the combination of blue and red that predates Superman and in fact contributed to his visual resonance in 20th Century pop culture?

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