May 2009

eric carle art

May 31, 2009

A few weeks back, Mr. T and I watched a video from the library called Eric Carle: Picture Writer. It’s a movie I watched years ago with H and Lulu, about Eric Carle’s art, and his stories about how he became an artist. It’s a quiet, sweet film. One of my favorite parts is the […]

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googling myself

May 26, 2009

My two older kids taught me the fine art of Googling myself. Several years back, they thought it funny that they could Google their own names and get hits, such as their credit for doing the art on the children’s album put out by the dad of my friend, Emily. Whereas if they Googled my […]

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May 18, 2009

Oh boy, life’s been busy.  I helped a bunch of Lulu’s friends get our homeschool group’s first-ever yearbook off to the press. There was a fair amount of  last-minute photography and proofreading to do. Then I spent all weekend coordinating baked goods sales at Lulu’s ballet shows. Oh, and I had a kid turn seventeen. […]

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pondering mothering on mother’s day

May 11, 2009

So, did you have a galactic Mother’s Day? I sure did. This card, made for me by Mr. T, assured it. His card reminded me that despite all my lacks and failings as a mother–if I’ve nagged too much, and complained too much and forgot to have fun on the weekends because cleaning the house […]

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april: notes on joan didion

May 5, 2009

The next installment in my little Year of Excellent Essayists project. random notes: I sure loved reading Joan Didion. I read most of The White Album when we were in Los Angeles. It was a treat to read Didion’s take on The Getty before we went there; to read about the Santa Monica Freeway as […]

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