Weekend Reads: Triple Recess, How to Parent Like a Humanist, and So Much More!

Happy Weekend Parents! It has been a really busy week round these parts, with the internet coughing up some great stories for me to share with you folks, so lets get right to the link action!

A Texas school tripled recess time for kindergarten and first graders and saw immediate positive results.

Geek & Sundry examines how D&D writers responded to the Satanic Panic of the 1980’s in part 2 of their series.

Humanist writer and great e-migo  Jen Hancock shows us How to Parent Like a Humanist.

Corrine Landry  at the Hardball Times shares the story of her life long love of baseball, and how it sometimes doesn’t love her back.  

Onesies like these aren’t funny at all.

The Best of Deviant Art Facebook page clued me in to this really cool art project by comic book and video game artist Dave DeVries  to make realistic paintings of young children’s drawings, The Monster Engine. And there’s also a neat story about an elementary/high school art class collaboration inspired by the Monster Engine.

Cyndi Lauper has always been cool. This week she got oh so much cooler when Rolling Stone reported on the opening this September of the True Colors Residence, a 30-bed housing facility for homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered youth in Manhattan.

Lauper, a longtime supporter for LGBT rights, was moved to pursue this project because up to 40 percent of homeless youth in the city identify as LGBT. “These young people often face discrimination and at times physical assault in some of the very places they have to go for help,” she wrote in a letter seeking donations for the residence. “This is shocking and inexcusable!”

Samantha Bee has been killing it with her new TBS show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. In this weeks video she takes on conservatives who think diapers are too fancy for poor moms.

Plus a Bonus Video from Cyndi…

Featured Image Credit:  Dave DeVries and Chelsea



Louis Doench

Lou Doench is a 52 year old father of three. Twelve years ago he married the coolest woman in the world and gave up the lucrative career of being a photography student to become a stay at home husband and Dad, or SAHD. An atheist geek, or a geeky atheist if you prefer, Lou likes reading, photography, video gaming, disc golf, baseball and Dr. Who. He has been playing Dungeons and Dragons since 1976. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also an excellent home cook, not that his children would know because they only eat Mac & Cheese. Follow Lou on Twitter @blotzphoto or check out his photography at

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