Archive for the 'purdy-flacks' Category

Television and Parenting

Posted by mikedaum on July 18th, 2007

The latest column by our friend Diane Flacks came out yesterday.  As usual, it was terrific.  Had me laughing out loud from the beginning.  This installment’s subject was on the relationship between TV and parenting.  Diane’s take on the subject was funny and insightful.  The column also sparked a lively reader discussion in the comments, many of which made excellent points (especially the one I wrote).

Read the column here

The Jonathon

Posted by mikedaum on June 5th, 2007


Jonathan Purdy-Flacks, son of our friends Janis Purdy and Diane Flacks was born with a pair of conditions which have led him to spend most of his young life in the hospital. He recently had a pair of heart surgery’s and is back in critical care, and his health is improving slowly. I can’t really explain how brave and tough these guys have been through an ordeal which is as all-consuming and overwhelming as is possible to endure.

Today it was announced on the purdy-flacks blog that friends have organized The Jonathon, a terrific benefit show to celebrate the plucky lad and to support the family. A fantastic idea. The show looks great, and we’ll greatly look forward to being there. There’s also a silent auction, which I strongly encourage those who can’t make it to participate in. I’ll happily pick up anything you win a bid on and get it to you.

A terrific show of support to some really wonderful people who are going through a tougher time than anyone should ever have to. So let’s send our thoughts and bids out to Janis, Diane, Eli and Jonathan!