Inspired by a Child

Learning about life through the eyes of a child

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is a great story that teaches values about pollution, the environment and its abuses.  The faceless narrator of the story puffed on a ginormous cigar for most of the story.  Something that certainly shows how times are different today than in 1971. Recently I was returning on a flight from [...]

My daughter’s been doing quite well with Hanukkah this year. I’ve been pretty good about getting her things that aren’t just junk and trying to figure out something where she’s able to learn something. Quite often the things she likes to do or play with are really simple and it’s more about our imagination. The [...]

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss is a staple in any house with children.  There are several great lessons in the book and today I’m going to talk about making excuses.  As today is the day before Thanksgiving, I asked my three year old daughter if she’s all ready to eat lots of turkey [...]

I’m a subscriber to Comcast cable who recently re-branded it’s product line as Xfinity.  I haven’t been the biggest fan of Comcast over the years but this latest upgrade is much welcomed.  I think one of the best things they did was rebuild the online tv listings grid as well as integrate this with my [...]

I Can Draw It Myself by Dr Seuss is a coloring book that encourages children to draw their big something.  I was thinking today how independent my daughter is and always exploring things on her own.  It reminded my of a time when she was first able to express herself while trying to do something [...]

What Was I Scared Of? is from the book, The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss.  In this this short story the narrator is afraid of the green pants.  Sounds totally silly right?  Of course, who’s really afraid of green pants?   The narrator eventually realizes that the pants were also scared of him. This [...]

Do you remember this story, The Zax, about compromise from The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss? How many times have you come to an impasse with someone or something that just really didn’t make any sense?  The original thing you were fighting for became secondary.  What was it you were even in an [...]