carry on

I’m always so proud when I find a new book one of the kids will like. I am really good at it. Even better when I can find a whole series — it’s hardly worth reading a book unless it’s part of a series at this age. And books that they BOTH love? Trifecta. And…

just claudia

Claudia writes and writes and writes. And dances and dances and dances. And she still sings; although she seems to feel now that’s just for fun. She loves her kitten more than anything in the world. The kitten has just started “trilling” and when Claude talks back to her, Marble trills more. A whole conversation….

they got the halloween stuff out

I’m grouchy; the District has a day off today for whatever reason, which makes it impossible for us to have a full day of school or even close. Claude and a friend are on Sims already. Béla is headed out the door to meet friends at the Further Playground. This isn’t even our best stuff…

we helped a baby opossum (and we liked it)

We were on a rather hot walk to Sprouts for a good sale — Thursday is the kids’ low point of the week as far as ability to work goes, and we fill it with more hands-on things — when I got a text from my next door neighbor, which was also going to Tucker,…

oh the days

Still working on the Climate Strike and Somatosensory Homunculus Puppet posts. This afternoon, Béla and I were trying to keep our voices down studying Hangul while Claudia took her online Latin class. This was followed by me beginning to read them Ray Bradbury’s “The Halloween Tree”. It was read aloud to me in the fifth…

PHILADELPHIA STRIKES BACK!

We are very big fans of Greta Thunberg and we loved watching her cross the Atlantic and we listen to all her speeches and interviews (the kids were boundlessly excited when she talked to Trevor Noah.) And so of course we were going to the Climate Strike! We’re always on strike! We had to meet…