kulu mele 50th birthday and book release party and the ghost ship.

Not much to say other than it’s wonderful to have multiple families. I didn’t tell the kids what we were up to tonight and so it was an extra surprise — and a good one! Or two! Because after the party… WAS THE GHOST SHIP!!!! (It’s worth the visit.) Official Autumn cavorting at the Pier.

i’m a real boy, boy, and i cry. i love myself, and i want to try.

If you are more behind the times than me, The Oldest Person In The House Who Knew Who Lizzo Was Way Before Anybody Else, you may not know that IDLES is an amazing British band with an extremely raw, hard sound and a relentless message of self-love, anti-fascism, anti-toxic masculinity, and blistering, hilarious kindness. The…

track changes

This is one of the THREE manuscripts of Claudia’s that is on the school table. There is a fourth in her bedroom — that one is “private” enough that she does not keep it downstairs, although we aren’t really invited to look at these, either. None of these have been asked for. This is not…

it’s bismuth time

After our very heavy study of the periodic table of elements two years ago (wow), and after Tucker’s special Bismuth Birthday where we bought a bismuth ingot and attempted to make bismuth crystals and geodes (sorta worked)… Today we went up to Drexel to help create — and soon to assemble — the largest periodic…