Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder

[Dr. Keith Conners] noted that recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the diagnosis had been made in 15 percent of high school-age children, and that the number of children on medication for the disorder had soared to 3.5 million from 600,000 in 1990. He questioned the rising rates of… Read more »

9 Things You Should Know About The Hobbit

Most interesting to me is point number 9, where Tolkien denied that his stories were written for children: That’s all sob stuff. No, of course, I didn’t… The Hobbit was written in what I should now regard as bad style, as if one were talking to children. There’s nothing my children loathed more. They taught… Read more »