Thoughts beyond National Bullying Month as it draws to an end: I know I have lots of assumptions and notions that are worth questioning. Like boys will be boys, girls will be girls, and bullying is a part of school life. But if we carry assumptions (and resigned acceptance) like that about other social or [...]
I wrote this after I spent some time as a Salvation Army volunteer at Ground Zero in late December 2001: It is a grey, winter’s day and they are bringing the remains of a firefighter out of The Pit that is Ground Zero. The body is carried in a well-used gurney and draped with an [...]
I came across this series from Dateline on MSNBC and thought you might find it informative. It takes a hidden camera look at how kids behave when faced with bullying scenarios. As a crisis that affects 3 million kids, bullying is put to the test by a Dateline NBC hidden camera setup. Parents, alongside parenting [...]
The celebration of the new year is the oldest of all holidays and was first observed in Babylon about 4000 years ago on the first day of Spring. The Romans continued to observe this celebration but in 46 BC it was finally set on the first day of the Julian Calendar (January 1st) and so [...]
I apologize if you tried to buy Gilbert’s Fables by responding to our recent Facebook advertisement and couldn’t put in your order. We solved the glitch and you can now order the book. Thanks!
This year has flown by and it’s hard to believe how time flies. But as I grow older it’s not so much that time is flying by but that my life is flying by. For me, that means not deferring those things that matter to me – in work, in play, in relationships, in my [...]
Is it my imagination or has Christmas come early this year heralded in by a slew of “ho ho ho” oriented advertisements and Starbucks’ move to Christmas cups and Barista apparel? You can start fretting because there are only 39 shopping days to the Blessed Event!
Thanks to those of you who have signed up for our free Fable of the Month offer. I hope you enjoy these short fables and find them both enjoyable and valuable for teaching morals to the children you care for. As a member of the Fable of the Month, you will receive one new short [...]
I have been lucky to have visited most parts of the States and what I love most is the diversity of all kinds: of ethnicity, lifestyle, climate, geography, accent, jargon, history, old, new, and everything in between. All this is something to be continually celebrated because we are so much richer than our homogenized developments, [...]
We are excited to announce the formal launch our free fable of the month. Over seven months, you receive all seven short fables from our book Gilbert’s Fables. It is your choice how to receive these fables, either for reading (as a pdf) or for listening (as an MP3 download) – whatever works best for [...]
About Gilbert’s Fables
- Enduring Values: The Ties That Bind 27. May, 2010
- On How to Hit a Moose 10. Jun, 2010
- NASCAR and the Values Gap 29. Jun, 2010
- Thoughts beyond National Bullying Month 26. Oct, 2011
- Ground Zero – December 2001 11. Sep, 2011
- My Kid Would Never Bully Dateline Special 29. Mar, 2011
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