pitted or not pitted?

Well-argued. A friend commented that he’d be looking forward to their “flammable/inflammable” argument (just in time for Christmas pajamas, of course).

meeting bina48

This was one of those things where I’m about to go to sleep, and with my very last scroll before I pick up my book, I see… an advertisement for an event. And it’s an event that is like a dream come true. Like, the robot Bina48, whom Claudia has followed for years, coming to…

cocoon at the navy yard

This was this evening’s surprise. We end up on desolate roads some nights and my kids don’t even ask me “where are you taking us?” They just assume it’s gonna be good. How about an enormous packing tape cocoon? Oh yeah. Video? Sure. You only get five minutes inside but they made the most of…

this morning

Claudia wrote a summary of Akeelah and the Bee, which we really loved. There’s a bad cold going around with a very sore throat and Béla and I had the worst of it yesterday, so hooray for saving up special movies for special days. She missed one letter in “soliterraneous” but that she recalled that…

thursday nights

This is what our Thursday nights have looked like for the last few months. Tuck has a class about five minutes away and meets us at rehearsal so we can all go home together. Every Thursday night we look at the variety of restaurants on the block and say one night we will stay to…

grateful every day

A Philadelphia charter school had lead in its drinking water and kept the information from its parents. Meanwhile, my kids are reading about the Black Panthers’ free breakfast program for children, and wondering how they could help make even a small program like that happen — one that completely circumvented the lying, poisoning Philadelphia schools….