the eloquent claudia

I asked Claudia to look up a quote in “The Lion In Winter”, and said I would write it out for her in cursive and she could copy it. I feel like she’s ready to start writing in cursive regularly if she wishes to. I was not terribly surprised by the quote she chose. It’s…

an anti-islamophobia workshop

Sometimes I am really awed by the things our city has to offer us. I love to see the events Camp Sojourner has, and am happy that Claudia is gaining some comfort level in going to them (we met one of the people who runs Camp Sojourner at a birthday party last fall, and Claude…

magic in the ancient world

We had been hoping to go to this small, but interesting, exhibit at the Penn Museum for some time, and got there this morning. Call this a brief detour in our “World Religions 101” rundown, but it felt important to ask; if this exhibit is portraying the wearing of amulets, and of rituals like not…

lunar new year at the buddhist temple

We had meant to stop at our neighborhood Asian-American Buddhist association last weekend but did not make it. That turned out to be a good thing, because when we went there today, we were just in time for lunch… and Lunar New Year celebrations. Well we were actually a tad early. We went and got…

gustic: the MLK day rally, and mother bethel church

On Martin Luther King Day, we met up with kids and families from Camp Sojourner, which is run by our friend Rich’s friend Alisha. We made signs and traveled together on the subway to Independence Mall for the start of the MLK D.A.R.E March. That’s how both the kids spell “justice”, apparently, but I think…