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February 3, 2012

Walking A Fine Line…

by Please Tell Me (Kevin)
Komen

Susan G. Komen

As a gay man, and adoptive father, sometimes you have to make decisions which may do more harm than good.

Recently I came across a blog posting talking about the VP of the Susan G. Komen foundation VP Karen Handel. She is quoted as being anti-gay and anti-gay adoption both topics which directly affect me and my family.

Now here is “the rub”, my sister and mother are both survivors of breast cancer and both participate in this fund raising activity very year. As a brother and son; I donate to the cause every year. — But no longer (unless…)

By “unless” I mean they must remove this bigot from their ranks. They must denounce such hatred from speaking for them. Yes, such a high ranking employee “does” speak for the company.

So some of you will say I am doing more harm than good by withholding my yearly donation and support. I say you have to make a stand and not give to foundations who support and hire employees who spread hate.

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February 3, 2012

PS3 Mania…

by Please Tell Me (Kevin)
Disney Universe

Disney Universe

Logan has just discovered the imaginary world of video games with his father. Jose Fidel spent the entire day playing “Disney Universe“. with him. Now, as a parent , I am expected to be upset that my 4 yr. old son has spent all day inside on a beautiful day playing video ages, but I am not.

The reason I am not concerned?

  1. He is only 4 yrs old.
  2. He gained a lot of experience learning about team work, understanding what is needed to complete a mission. Jose Fidel and he really bonded during this time.
  3. During “school nights” he has conditions\rules that must be met before he can play this new found love. He has to have some interaction with the family, he has to have dinner and he has to have his bath.

I think parents underestimate the power of “bonding time” with their children while playing video games. I think that usually parents do not play these games with their children and their children distance themselves as time goes by. I personally do not like playing video games but I do watch and interact with Logan and Jose Fidel as they play. I think it is great that Jose Fidel enjoys this activity.

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