mummenshanz at the annenberg

I’m no theater critic, but I do have a bucket list of puppetry/mask/processional arts experiences I’d like to have, and tonight I crossed one off, accompanied by my three favorite people. It was everything I’d hoped for — and it was exciting to see the group work with new-millenium materials (like flip-color sequin fabric, and…

this post’s main idea: béla does not think in the binary.

Not even for Becky. Even the pencil grips are not keeping his writing legible lately (I WILL get the assessment I’ve been asking for — his pediatrician agrees it’s a good idea), and he has a lot of pain when writing longhand. But darn it, he’s not just gonna go assuming Becky’s pronouns. She/he/they were…

a weary neil gaiman begs claudia to get her act together

I thought this would go with a longer post eventually, but forget it, I don’t need a reason, I had to put the picture up. Neil is looking like Claudia makes me feel sometimes. She will not even let up on Neil Gaiman. Look at him. I’m dying from laughing.

대박

I knew this day or something like it would come, but wow, never quite this big. Béla has struggled with his Korean identity — specifically his facial features (his eyes), the fact that our neighborhood has plenty of “brown/Asian” kids and he still knows he is the only Korean kid among them (most other Asian…

short cuts

Found a story some time ago about ditching grammar-teaching, and just teaching kids to tell stories — a dying art (and absolute human need.) There was a time (a year ago even?) When I thought that just reading and writing would be enough to get the kids “taught” grammar (and reading, and writing, and spelling),…