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Scot Hurlburt

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

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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

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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

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It is a profound understatement that times have changed. more

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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

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month in America. more

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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