In a recent column I responded to David Brooks' pessimistic analysis concerning the decline of the nuclear family. Brooks argued that we live in an "age of possibility" in which the endless choices offered to individuals discourage them from making broader commitments to family, craft and God. The lack of obligation to family was in Brooks' view dangerous for the development of the individual and of society.
In a recent column in the New York Times, "The Age of Possibility," the intelligent conservative David Brooks reflected on the social problems created by the slow death, catalyzed by individualism, of the traditional nuclear family. The column is typically riven with mistaken assumptions yet makes an important overall point.
Saturday, March 10 through Sunday, March 18
10 AM - 4 PM daily
For all ages. $5 per child; an adult must accompany children at no extra charge. No registration required.
Enlighten your children with a unique visit to the world where life is seen with all of your senses... except your eyes. Also, join us for a screening of the animated film that inspired this truly "sensational" interactive activity, Private Eyes.
Now in its 10th year, Toronto's annual winter folk and blues festival is back, and has moved to a new location, the Delta Chelsea Hotel (33 Gerrard St. W.). The festival showcases both established and developing roots artists. This year's performers include David Essig, Lynn Miles, Jory Nash, Laura Fernandez, Tony Quarrington, Mr. Rick & the Biscuits, Danny Marks, Jaron Freeman Fox & the Opposite of Everything, The Lemon Bucket Orkestra and the Wanted. Most events are pay what you can, and people of all ages are welcome.
Harbourfront Centre is celebrating the Lunar New Year with CIBC LunarFest. CIBC LunarFest is Canada's premier presenter of contemporary expression in Asian arts and culture, and this year's festival, celebrating the dawn of the Year of the Dragon, will be centred on the theme of "Treasures of the Sea."
The festival's centrepiece will be a giant Lantern Aquarium. Inside, a variety of exhibitions of traditional and contemporary arts created by some of Taiwan's foremost artisans explore the world under the sea.