a friendship begins

A few months ago we watched the documentary Off the Rails. C. and B. were already of the sound opinion that the “court system” was nothing but a matter of opinion, subject to whim and change, and just as full of babyish, unhappy bullies as it was full of good lawyers doing work with respect…

testing testing… our mojo

This afternoon right before Chris and Bruce came to hang out we we shot this video (during which I talked), and then the separate mp4 file to use as a voice over. We wanted to make sure we could do a voice-over manually, as it could be necessary in a project we are going to…

black history month

I’ve learned, only be super gung-ho about a learning “opportunity” if you actually have ideas. We had a very plodding, petered-out Black History Month one year and this year, we just bought the t-shirt, and actually, that got us a LOT more traction. Thanks to rockers ill-fated natives. At the kids’ next School of Rock…

protest banner workshop at asian arts initiative!

This is a post best told in pictures, mostly. In support of his “38 States” project, to work towards international adoptees being able to run for the office of President of the United States, Béla took a workshop in Protest Banner Making with Aram Han Sifuentes at the Asian Arts Initiative. There were some inspiring…

octavius catto

A few weekends ago we drove past City Hall and saw that a statue was hanging in the air from it’s armpits. Big spikes protruded from the base, ready to help anchor the piece permanently. We came home and searched around online to figure out who this statue represented — it was certainly a black…

la borinqueña at amalgam comics

I’m usually the one who is first in the know about cool new stuff (really!) but a few months ago our family friend Eileen — who has known Tucker since he was younger than our kids — had messaged me that she wanted to take Claudia to a meet-and-greet and talk by this comic book…