Scot Hurlburt

Today, the experiential landscape of most children has been transformed from the days of my childhood. more

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

An eight-year-old boy arrives at home with a sad and distant look on his face because no one wanted to play with him today. more

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

An array of public health officials and researchers are forecasting that the current American generation and subsequent generations may not live as long as their parents and they may also live less well. more

Oct 8, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

It is a profound understatement that times have changed. more

Oct 1, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Football is a violent sport where large powerful men have been schooled for many years on how to inflict physical pain on other men who aim to do the same to them. more

Sep 24, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

October is National Bullying Prevention Month in America. more

Sep 17, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Smoking alcohol is a dangerous practice for any one and may be even more risky for young people. more

Aug 27, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

When the high rollers on Wall Street were about to go “belly up,” Congress acted to save the stockbrokers/banks who created the mess and got richer in the process. more

Jul 2, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

A national debate over gun ownership is heating up in America. more

Jun 25, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Almost everyone would agree that mothers are vitally important to their families. more

Jun 11, 2014 6:00 AM Opinions

Last week I travelled to New York City to witness my daughter receiving her master’s degree from New York University. more

May 28, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

As a child of the 1950’s, I sometimes wax nostalgic for those times. more

May 14, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Youth today are facing many challenges that I faced as a kid and a number of new challenges. more

May 7, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Though the dangers of cigarettes were long known, it wasn’t until 1971 that television advertisements promoting cigarettes was banned. more

Apr 23, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

A 2014 study on bullying revealed that in spite of a variety of anti-bullying programs at schools and in the community, the instances of bullying and its effects are largely unchanged. more

Apr 9, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

In 1960, about 10 percent of adult Americans were obese, overweight by 35 pounds or more. more

Apr 2, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

In 2012, the Food Stamp program in America cost $78.4 billion dollars. more

Mar 19, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

We are a nation of movers and shakers and we are all engaged in trying to keep ourselves from falling off our multi-tasking treadmills. more

Mar 12, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Over the past weekend I travelled with a friend to an estate sale and auction. more

Feb 19, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

his week, America celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. more

Jan 22, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

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