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Children are disappearing!

Calling All Angels — “Train” Got it Wrong

The song “Calling All Angels,” a hit from the group Train, has been watched on YouTube 16.7 million times, so far. It’s a moody, rain-falling, leaf-blowing song, but the bleakest part goes like this: And I’m calling all angels I’m calling all you angels When children have to play inside so they don’t disappear If […]

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Sometimes a windowless white van is just a windowless white van. In fact, almost always.

BREAKING NEWS: NEW STUDY SHOWS HUGE DROP IN STRANGER-DANGER CHILD MURDERS

. Here’s an excerpt from my piece in today’s Wall Street Journal: A Parent’s Nightmare—Increasingly Unlikely by Lenore Skenazy In the past two decades stranger-danger child murders have dropped enormously, according to a new Justice Department report. In 1997 there were 115 “stereotypical” kidnappings of children under age 17—“stereotypical” roughly translating to “like the ones […]

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Boo!

Autistic Man in Jail for Talking to Some Kids

. A Philadelphia area man with autism is being held on $100,000 bail for talking to some children. The man, Daniel Lee, 26, of Wayne, PA,  spoke to a group of three siblings, 8, 9 and 10 on Wednesday, asking them about their school and telling them he was on his way to a cabin […]

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Abandon hope, all ye who enter here!

An Open Letter to Chuck E. Cheese

. From my mailbox — with a lot of good points. To whom it may concern: First of all,  please let me say that I experienced excellent customer service at the Paramus,  NJ location. The facility was clean,  employees friendly and patient,  and I have nothing negative to say about my specific experience. I’m writing […]

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