Ours is a world that often seems cynical, detached, and passionless. Ours is a world that needs more nerds. And we need more parents to pass along their nerdery to their kids. I can think of few things more life-giving than saying, “this is something I love and I want you to love it, too.” Maybe it’s music. Maybe it’s backpacking. Maybe it’s cheese. Doesn’t matter the subject. What matters is the passion. What kind of nerd are you?Excerpt from Parenting and Passions and Making Nerds of Your Children on A Deeper Story recently. It's a bit of an outgrowth from Wil Wheaton's wonderful, heartfelt, and heartstring-tugging off-the-cuff speech on Why it's awesome to be a nerd (speech on YouTube), which he also personally blogged about. source: As Seen on Tabletop I love GeekMom too, with its women bloggers of varied passionate interests.