The Modernization of School Projects

Last week I attended Ella's school's "Art Showcase" to learn about how the teachers incorporate arts and technology into the standard curriculum. Ella loves school, brings home cool art, and seems to be learning a lot, so I was prepared to be generally impressed. Any organization that wants to provide the paint and glitter and [...]

I am the Dread Pirate Roberts

I love the Princess Bride. My sister and I watched it several (dozen) times growing up, and I read the book a couple of years ago. (Did you know the book is hilarious!? S. Morgenstern, so talented.) As I was reading the book, I felt a sense of connection with the main character. Not Buttercup, who [...]

Children and the Scientific Method

Hypothesis There exists an inverse relationship between the number of times a child says your name to get your attention and the importance of the thing they are about to say. Observations [While I am on the phone] "Ella's mom? Ella's mom? Can you do something for me? How long are you going to be on the phone? Are [...]

“Even though I got this a long time ago, it is still sort of the way it is supposed to be.”

Fortunately, as I said, we were toward the back. And in an act of true grace, the woman immediately behind us was *actually* blind. And there was another three-year old who kept yelling loudly. I thought we could make it.