I’ve never been one to restrict celebrations to a single day, so I’m continuing my 4th of July series beyond the literal day. Especially after reading the news today, including another mass killing at a 4th of July event and rising unrest after another police shooting of an unarmed Black man, I would like the … More Final Fourth Thoughts
If you have been looking for a resource to help you discuss all the current social action around the Black Lives Matter movement, Broadway on Demand may have just the thing for you. On August 1-2, they are providing free downloads of A Kids Play About Racism, a piece of theater designed to provoke age-appropriate … More A Play About Racism for Children Available for Free Download this Weekend
In the best news I’ve heard in quite a while, today that international treasure, J.K. Rowling, announced that she was going to release a new book she has written, a chapter or two at at time, every weekday starting today and running through July 10th. It is a children’s story called The Ickabog, and it … More A New J.K. Rowling Book? It’s Just What We Need During Coronavirus Time
In another of my series of what good may be coming out of all this Coronavirus disruption, I have to say our local neighborhoods seem to be coming together in a way that I haven’t experienced before. One thing I’m super grateful for is the wonderful technological tools we have to help us through this … More Silver Linings #2: Rediscovering Neighbors
My last blog post was about comedy, but this one is about tragedy. Because as much as I’m committed to bliss, that doesn’t mean ignoring the pain and sadness related to events that produce international grieving. I’m referring, of course, to the May 22nd suicide bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena, England. … More What Do We Tell Our Children?
Man, this week went by fast! I referenced this video to my homeschool group last week, and since I’ve had a couple of post lately about highly impressive young people, I thought I should include it on my blog. Because behind all the great things these wonderful and inspiring young people have been doing, I see … More The Days Are Long, But the Years Are Short
So how did you spend your Inauguration day? Although my latest posts described a number of options we had here in the Triangle for marking the day, I didn’t go to any of those. I had my own special type of celebration. My son had invited a number of his friends from homeschooling to our … More The Kids Are All Right