Combing the Net – 6/1/2012

Dubious Medical Syndrome of the Day: Smartphone Face — Are you afflicted?

Mommy Wars — Now that all five articles have been posted in this excellent series about the drive for mothers to compete and the guilt which often results, here is a brief summary of each, with links to all the articles. Mommies, check it out!

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Being a Dad — I can affirm most of this list, but I refuse (so far) to give in to #3.

In Defense of Video Games — A lot has been written recently (including this post by me) about the dangers of pornography and video games, but this article by Stephen Altrogge provides good balance to the discussion.

We need to give our young men a compelling, glorious vision of Jesus and his kingdom. We need to help them channel their youthful energy into the things that really matter. If we do these things, video games will fall into their rightful place. Video games can be a helpful diversion for the mind – a way to unwind and relax at the end of a long day. To flat out condemn video games doesn’t really solve the problem and verges on unhelpful legalism. After all, if you take away video games then the young men will simply turn to something else.

Unveiling the Official Bush Portraits — A fun day at the White House, featuring classy performances by George W. Bush and Barack Obama. You can skip the first ten minutes or so to get to the actual unveiling.

Ken Burns On What Makes a Great Story — I enjoyed this from one of my favorite story-tellers. (HT: Bensonian) If you’ve never seen one of his shows, you can find them here. My favorites are “The Civil War”, “Baseball”, and “Jazz”, but I’ve never seen one I didn’t like. Here’s the video portion of the interview linked above:

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