day 108

Claudia has taught me that using the “dramatic warm” filter allows her features to be seen without having to blast out the exposure on the rest of the picture like a nuclear attack. A magnificent new video from our friend Anna, who is home in Sicily! Since Plato’s Symposium was brought up on Classics Challenge,…

day 107

Upon being told that “Broad City” was too adult for them to watch: “Too adult in the way that ‘Pose’ was, and then we just started watching it anyway, or too adult in the way ‘Shameless’ is and we just started watching it anyway?” Well. Claudia had been assigned a reading from Plato’s Symposium last…

day 106

Professor Collins doing phase one of a megashop. Also, this, this, this. And I don’t link to a lot of outside content. Relaxing day. Making plans for fun.,

day 105

And the States continue to say “We messed up really bad” and the entire globe pities us and it’ll take seeing someone you love actually gasping for life to believe the truth. We do what we can. Those of us with Cassandra’s gift. I’m stronger than I ever thought possible. With Tuck, and my big-brother…

day 103

Well, pretty much just what I predicted would happen with states backing up on their reopenings is happening. And PA better get on it. This weekend we will literally shop for food to last over a month (and still keep everyone with plenty of variety and new dishes for Béla to master.) Tuck remains a…

day 102: chatsworth estates

I bought a downloadable resource from the same place I got Big Life Journal, to help people learn how to work through their own goal-setting and habit-forming. These are good pages to reach for to gain the skills to manage one’s own time. Claudia had finally gotten bored with Sims, especially since her friend can’t…

100 days.

Well. Tucker made a sticky toffee pudding to commemorate. It was as good as or better than what we had in Oxford. Béla wrote and mailed a letter, totally independently. Origami. Watching The Comittments. Watching Anderson .Paak and his son dance together in quarantine videos. Friends and other parents are just doing big shopping again…

day 99

Covid cases are surging. It is terrifying how stupid people are being. Baffling. So much death. So much despair. And people trying to convince themselves that What They Want is real. We had a very relaxed day, everyone involved in their own art projects. The kids wanted a Shameless marathon tonight, so we started early…

day 98

Béla’s kickdrum has some new tape designs on it. Cool drummers put tape on their kick drums. We all watched some of the Trump rally together and that wasn’t fun. Got tipped off by Natalie Haynes, bless her, about Royal Mail’s latest series — an absolute perfect combo for Claudia. Don’t you know, because I…

day 97

They finished up what there was to finish up. As always, plenty of things will continue through the summer; we never completely put “school” away. Since I had planned to finish up today I had booked them a virtual escape room, which they enjoyed. It is always amusing to hear online teachers falter when they…