will we go to college?

Yesterday was the Medallion Ceremony for Tucker’s graduating class, and today he graduated in a class of eleven, from the Pennoni Honors College of Drexel University’s Custom-Designed Major Program. Even in that very elite group, he was the only student to receive both Honors with Distinction, and graduate Summa Cum Laude. It had gotten both…

mom’s worst weekend ever: hershey, PA

I don’t think I’ve ever really had a “bad trip” before, but boy, this was one. The shortest possible version: I had no idea how much sensory sensitivity and migraine triggering I would have from being at Hershey Park. I wanted the kids to get to do as much as they possibly could, but the…

synthesizer boy

A few weeks ago I got the kids the Little Bits/KORG twelve-piece magnetic synthesizer kit. Tuck and Béla went at it, trying it out, and then it got put away for a week or so. But today it came out again. Claudia played with it for a little while. Then Béla went back to it,…

working on end-of-year capstone projects

Since Tucker had a Senior Capstone Project (“There and Bleghhh! Again: Understanding the Molecular Basis of Taste Preferences and Predicting Bitterness Perception”) that he presented last month, my idea of assigning the kids an end of year “research paper” turned into “research paper in the form of a ‘zine” and then became the kids’ “capstone…