My Hippie Education, Or, Somehow I Survived My Gen X Childhood


Education is a hot topic currently, coinciding with the fact that we have an over-achieving president (of whom I’m proud). I am convinced he’s secretly Asian American despite an outer bearing that’s African American in appearance. It’s also a topic Read more ›

The Kindergarten Chronicles: That *Other* School, Chinese School–or a Soft Gentle Kick in the Pants


We were lucky that our son took to kindergarten like a duck to water. He literally skipped home from school with me after the first day, and said, “Mama, that was the funnest day ever!” Day two yielded the comment, Read more ›

PBS’ Super Why! Things My Kid Loves to Watch–With My Approval


Recently I attended a little PR event held by PBS at our local public tv station, KCET. (It used to be a film studio in the early days of Hollywood, back when DW Griffith filmed in Griffith Park and was Read more ›

Super Why!, RATS & Other Things My Kid Loves to Watch–With My Approval


My kid’s favorite program right now isn’t on TV, it’s on YouTube: Robot Astronomy Talk Show. [youtube=] It’s produced by NASA-JPL’s educational arm. It’s on whenever he wants to watch it, we can pause at any moment so I can Read more ›