weapons, to scale

“Longer than that”. She could describe it, but she had run out of room to draw it… and thus a lesson was born. I read a whole article today about a school that does EVERYTHING through live action role play (LARP). My kids love their larping group, Epic Adventurez, and one of their teachers there,…

strandbeest

Sometimes there’s no point in adding any commentary because just listening to them talk (in this case, Béla), it’s obvious that we don’t need to “test” them very much to see that they learn. He has had this model for POSSIBLY half his life. He and Tucker finished it in two hours. I really don’t…

just a claudia morning

I brushed my teeth to the sound of her singing “Happy Birthday”, and saw that she had set up this party for “Frank”, her gargoyle that she won at the zombie ice skate last winter. They are having tea and apple cake. When she looked out the front door and saw that they were cutting…

backstage with bread and puppet theatre

Our friend Janet has been my partner in making Parade of Spirits, Liberty Lands (formerly Krampuslauf Philadelphia) happen since 2011. She has been part of Vermont’s Bread and Puppet Theatre for much longer than that. When Bread and Puppet come to Philly in their big bus, they often sleep at Janet’s house. That was the…

march for science, philadelphia

Last Monday, Tucker finally accepted an offer into a graduate program — one that we were all excited about. We had been waiting for that moment since September 21, the day he took his GRE. (Moments after putting his phone in his locker to take the GRE, we received the call that my father would…

jang kiha and the faces — once in a lifetime

While lying in bed with a migraine last weekend, I stumbled across the info that Jang Kiha and the faces — an “indie” Korean band (NOT K-pop) that we have been listening to with the kids (and Tuck!) for years… WERE GOING TO BE IN PHILLY TONIGHT. It barely made any sense. I truly thought…