Produced by Gary Drevitch
From Mediabistro's Daily FishbowlNY:
Grandparents.com Signs Three Young 'Uns
Everyone's favorite site for the elderly set announced the hiring of three staffers today. New senior editor Gary Drevitch will coordinate and oversee the Expert Advice section, which includes our favorite category, "Ask a Therapist." . . . . It's great to be grand. It's also great to have a job.
IN OTHER FREELANCE DAD UPDATES
Earlier, we reported that we'd written a major feature in the second
issue of Jewish Living magazine, on the 10 Best Jewish Summer Camps.
Well, our long national nightmare is over: the piece has finally been posted on the magazine's Web site.
• Before he walked away from the home office, Freelance Dad granted an interview to Nielsen Business Media for this piece on "Freelance or Full-time: Choosing the Right Path":
“I like talking to my 18-month-old, but he doesn’t really keep up with the news,” joked Gary Drevitch, a telecommuting father of three who has contracted with such clients as Disney, McGraw-Hill and Harper-Collins. “As a freelancer, it’s nice to have a variety of different clients, if not just to have a variety of people to talk to.”
• Many of you read our reports from the second row of the New York International Children's Film Festival,
specifically the screenings of short films for kids. Children, parents,
and festival judges separately voted on their favorites from the slates
and to our great disillusionment, all three groups bypassed the
artistry of shorts like "Rain Down From Above" and "Animal Book" (click
and scroll down to select and watch both films) for the cozy
familiarity of Mo Willems' "Knuffle Bunny," which was chosen as the
best short in the entire festival by the experts and parents, and was
also the favorite film of children under 7. Look, Daddy, it's the same book we have at home! I want you to vote for THAT one!
Meanwhile, kids under 10 spit their audience prize between "Crank Balls" (not so surprisingly, since it appeared on the program cover) and the completely enchanting "Zhiharka" (see it here), for our money the best Looney Tune ever produced by Russia. Still, we'd have given the prize to "The Tide."
HOW YOU GONNA KEEP 'EM GLUED TO GRAND THEFT AUTO AFTER THEY'VE PLAYED THE SAT?
Stanley Kaplan thinks SAT prep is the killer ap for the DS. Think again, Stan.
WE'VE TOLD FELLOW THAT WE THINK HE'S READY TO GO BY HIMSELF TO
PLAYDATES AT HIS FRIEND'S HOUSE ONE BLOCK AWAY. BUT WE HAVEN'T ACTUALLY
LET HIM DO IT YET
And that, if you're wondering, is why NYC columnist and mom Lenore
Skenazy has gotten so much attention, and rightfully so, for her column-fodder stunt
of leaving her nine-year-old at Bloomingdale's with $20 and a Metrocard
and letting him figure out how to get home by himself. We don't think
Skenazy is irresponsible or a bad mother; Hell, Freelance Mom let us
walk to kindergarten by ourselves and we grew up in a tough-enough
medium-size city. But as much as we support what Skenazy did, for some
reason we can't pull the trigger on giving Fellow that kind of
independence yet ourselves. She's either brave or foolhardy, but either
way she's tougher than us. (See her defend herself to an expert crank
on the "TODAY" show here.)
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