There is a lot of talk about the tragedy in Aurora and what can be done to keep our homes, streets, schools, places of entertainment safer.  Peggy Noonan says its Hollywood and parents who need to stop this rising tolerance for violence our kids endure every day.  Others say ban sales of assualt weapons, and still others say we need to work on gun control legislation.  Almost everyone says this isn't going to happen.  So, given all this, is there a place for Batman at home and in school?

I posted about this ("B" is for Batman) and would love to hear your comments.  Without having to link to my blog, while I do believe we should curtail the sale of assault weapons and be more sensitive to violence our kids are exposed to in games, TV, and movies, AND feel there should be better/more effective background checks before anyone purchases a gun or weapon, I strongly believe there is a place for Batman at home and in school. The old Batman TV show, for example, with Adam West is FULL of great lessons - from reading the sound effects to teaching onomatopoeia and solving riddles riddled with puns and word play.

What do you think?  Please check out my blog post and/or continue the conversation here!

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Oh, Batman is alive and well in our home!

My oldest son, now 19. is a huge fan.  He even wore his Batman costume to the midnight show. He won a national award for his high school's newspaper with his spoof on the Dark Knight in a comic strip series "The Dark Knutt" after one of his favorite teachers and other "characters" at the school.

The Aurora incident is truly a loss of innocence.  I, too, was raised on the Adam West television version of Batman with it's colorful criminals and not so corrupted by the evil in Batman's comic book origin. It took my having a son to learn the true nature and history of Batman. 

I read an interesting article and shared this with my son.

Good points!



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