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Hooper: Parental duty, Warrick Dunn and the 5-second rule

More than once, I've said you can't legislate morality.

Sometimes, however, I wonder what our society would look like if we required marriage and parenting classes for everyone under the age of 30? You need a license to fish; you should need a license to have a child.

And what would our lives look like if public schools made parental involvement mandatory? Sure, that may be difficult for the single parent working multiple jobs, but if the school provided enough windows of opportunity, including weeknights and weekends, the parent should find a way to get there.

We're talking about the future of your child, and really, the future of our society. ...

Bucs running back Warrick Dunn. It's great using that phrase without the word "former.'' Welcome back my brother. ...

One out of every four households in America includes a caregiver, and that number is probably higher in Tampa Bay. WEDU-Ch. 3 examines elder care issues with a special live town hall meeting that airs Thursday at 8 p.m. ...

Seen on a bumper sticker: Welcome to Florida — Where Sea Turtles & Manatees Are More Important Than People. ...

Folk music I know. But folk art? Studio@620 in St. Petersburg kicked off a fresh exhibit Friday night featuring "representational art — the landscape and images of people." The exhibit runs through June 1. ...

A recent MSN Health story indicates that when it comes to picking up food off the floor, the five-second rule doesn't prevent germs. Personally, I'm bitter about this attempt to change a centuries-old tradition. By the way, there is no scientific proof that "kissing it up to God" doesn't work. So there.

That's all I'm saying.

Hooper: Parental duty, Warrick Dunn and the 5-second rule 05/11/08 [Last modified: Sunday, May 11, 2008 10:41pm]

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