This is Damon O'Hanlon's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Damon O'Hanlon's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Damon O'Hanlon
Recent Activity
How One Cup of Coffee Could Change Your Life December 20, 2014 • 2 minute read • by Damon Clark Wunk post with hipster content. Master cleanse incididunt qui 90's retro. Street art pour-over vero, ut Pinterest church-key exercitation. Helvetica shabby chic cray yr, quinoa heirloom art party lumbersexual plaid... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2014 at Damon Clark
Image
We are something rarer than a spotted pegasus. And you are observing us in our natural habitat. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Mind Like Child
Image
A New Year is here, and along with it comes a sense of boundless possibility. Where will your family go? How will they evolve? Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Mind Like Child
Image
Before we say goodbye to 2013 for good, let's count down the Top 10 All-Star posts of the year. Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at Mind Like Child
Image
'Frozen' is about a princess, sure, but it’s far from your typical princess movie. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at Mind Like Child
Image
Gifts are so exciting that children can easily become obsessed with them. So it’s up to any good parent to have a counter-materialism toolset at the ready. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2013 at Mind Like Child
Image
Why do I think of that as such a compliment? Why should a karate program be meticulously structured? Why not teach front kicks Monday, maybe punches Tuesday, and oh, say, backflips Wednesday? And why not promote a student to a new belt “just whenever they look ready” ? Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2013 at Mind Like Child
Image
Ominous news reports can be pulled together from the far corners of the country, and can be played over and over again. This can make a threat seem more looming than it really is. “Tonight at 11, are internet predators invading Facebook to get to your children?!” Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2013 at Mind Like Child
Image
Why do some people love a good one-on-one conversation, while others thrive during group activities? Quiet, the recent best-seller by Susan Cain, contains the answers to these perennial questions and a great deal more. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2013 at Mind Like Child
Image
I am not going to show you my art. I am going to share it with you. If I show it to you it becomes an exhibition, and in time it will be pushed so far into the back of your mind it will be lost. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2013 at Mind Like Child
Image
The trespassing of this unfamiliar dog gave my childish brain a sinister idea. "I’ll chase it off!" I declared, grabbing the garden hose. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2013 at Mind Like Child
Image
Before you know it, that stack of stuff you rarely (or never) use can really.... well, stack up. A garage or yard sale is a great way for families to unload such things. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at Mind Like Child
Image
Whether it’s twirling gliders streaking blue through the air, or whirring discs whipping past your face, Uprising is first-class action adventure not to be missed. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2013 at Mind Like Child
Image
At play time, certain kids tend to become ‘the bosses’. They make up the game and get to decide who does and doesn’t get to play. Day after day (and eventually year after year), the same kids tend to become the bosses, and the same kids end up being excluded. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Mind Like Child
Image
Being healthy is not pointless, and it’s not about avoiding things and hoping to end up "normal" or even just not miserable. Also, being healthy takes a lot of doing, and we would see this more clearly if we actually paid less attention to the word ‘healthy’ and more attention to the word ‘fit’. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2013 at Mind Like Child
Image
It seems to me that the kind of snobbery usually (not necessarily fairly) associated with organics is of another variety. The ‘look at that hipster who has an extra buck for organic avocados because he thinks he knows so much better than the rest of us’ variety. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at Mind Like Child
Hi, Annie! Thank you for your kind words. Since we don't have a designated graphic artist, I actually make most of the graphics myself! It's mighty tedious work, made enjoyable only by the idea that it all pulls off and someone appreciates them ^_^ Regarding the prizes, it can be a little unclear so don't feel bad. My understanding is that, as you go to the price page, you should enter to win (along with your preferences of what you'd most like to win) here: http://www.5minutesformom.com/ultimate-blog-party-2013-prize-entry-form/ Good luck, and it's such a pleasure to meet you. :-)
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2013 on Welcome, Ultimate Blog Partyers! at Mind Like Child
Thanks for stopping by, Michael! I'm so glad you had a positive karate influence in your life. Nothing has been more fulfilling to me than teaching karate. And that Ochiai guy looks just fantastic. And likewise, so nice meeting you. We should stay in touch.
Thanks for stopping by, Nicole! Those Little Pickle books are delightful, my Mom particularly likes Sophia's Dream — review forthcoming. How old are your 4 boys?
Thanks for stopping by, Samantha! I've popped over to your site and it is lovely :) I'm really happy we partook in ubp this year!
Thanks for popping by, Kaye! This happens to be my first ever blog post. I hope it's of some value and comfort to all the new 'dear caught in headlights' instructors out there. :)
Image
When I was a child my favorite game was to gather up the neighborhood kids and ‘play school’ (much to my parents' amusement). Lots of kids play school, but my school was serious! It was invitation only, and I only invited the kids who actually needed learning help. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at Mind Like Child
10
Image
Brain Bugs is a well-written book, of refreshing perspective, full of fascinating ideas. Aside from the final two chapters, which feel somewhat incomplete, pick up a copy of Brain Bugs and you’ll discover an undemanding yet perceptive tour of the brain’s nuanced defects. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2013 at Mind Like Child
Image
The dreaded ‘slideshow presentation’. We’ve all sat through some terrible ones. Which is tragic, considering that a few simple tips can save the world from hours and hours of mind-numbing boredom. Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2013 at Mind Like Child
Image
For many people, ‘theory’ is an intimidating word. But what if I told you theory was so simple that anybody could understand theory, and use it to their advantage all the time? Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at Mind Like Child