Lessons Learned from TV-Turnoff Week

Well, we made it…sort of. The week of no-TV is over, but the only one really left standing is my kindergartener. As it turns out, she has more resolve than the rest of us – at least when it comes to resisting television.

TV Turnoff Week: Day Five

It is a rainy spring day outside.  It’s actually quite unusual for us here in Colorado to get rainy days.  And instead of cherishing these gloomy days, most of us spend the time walking around feeling sorry for ourselves and wondering when our precious sunshine will return.

This gloom is not going to make it easy …[Read More]

Tv Turnoff Week: Day Four

Some thoughts about television viewing in our country

“You watch television to turn your brain off and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on.”
— Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computer and Pixar, in Macworld Magazine, February 2004
 “American children and adolescents spend 22 to 28 hours per week viewing television, more …[Read More]

TV Turnoff Week: Day Three

I cheated, I am just going to admit it right up front. I couldn’t stand the temptation and I watched Glee last night. And it was great. I don’t think I would even feel guilty – except that my kindergartner caught me. I thought she was asleep, and I kept the TV turned down low, …[Read More]