More On The Modern Family

April 11, 2020

About a week ago, I posted about David Brook’s essay on the failure of the nuclear family.  The Pew Research Center has just published a report that supports much of Brook’s thesis.

“[T]hree-in-ten U.S. adults think it’s a good thing that there is growing variety in the types of family arrangements people live in, while about half as many (16%) say this is a bad thing. The largest share (45%) don’t think it makes a difference, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in June 2019.”

The figures are fairly consistent across a variety of demographics:

“While Republicans and Democrats are now significantly more likely than they were in 2010 to say the growing variety in the types of family living arrangements makes no difference – and less likely to say it is a bad thing – the change has been most pronounced among Republicans. A decade ago, 45% of Republicans said this was a bad thing; today, a quarter of Republicans say the same. Among Democrats, 17% said the diversity in family types was a bad thing in 2010, a share that has fallen to just one-in-ten in the latest survey.”


A Tale of Drugs and Booze

April 11, 2020

While collecting material for my daily Grandview series, I came across the story of a major drug bust that took place on a respectable street in Grandview in 1920.  I recalled an incident with illegal liquor at the same address some years previously, so I took a day off from social media yesterday and pieced the story together.

The piece is now published on the Grandview Heritage website as Drugs and Booze: The Rowdy History of 1761 Grant Street.

Hope you enjoy it!

Social Distancing: Space Makes Us Safer

April 11, 2020

Here is a very effective PSA from Ohio:


Image: Sumo

April 11, 2020

Grandview 11th April 1920

April 11, 2020

Vancouver Sun, 19200411 p.41


All previous Grandview 1920 clippings

Escaping Isolation via Web Cam #4

April 11, 2020

Take a stroll around the British Museum in London, follow your own path at your own speed. It’s a gas!

Select here to start the tour.