creativity

oh, december

December 21, 2015
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Oh, December. It’s so hard to write a blog post in you. I’m itching to write about how my 14-year-old doesn’t like to read. Which isn’t entirely true–he reads all the time, just not in my traditional definition of reading. It would be fun to tease it apart here, but no one wants to read […]

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writing ideas: infographics

February 7, 2014
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So, what do you do when you homeschool and you have a kid who doesn’t take to projects? Who loves to read and research and talk, but has utterly no interest in taking those ideas and making a model, or painting a picture, or crafting a handmade book? When you have a kid whose interests […]

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the periodic table of marvel characters: thoughts on a long-term project

May 23, 2013
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Mr. T finished his Periodic Tale of Marvel Characters. I think it’s rather glorious. You can view the project close-up in this scrollable view on my Flickr page. It was a challenge to get all of those characters into one shot. You may remember me writing about the project back in November, after T first […]

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new york, in snow and spotlight

February 19, 2013
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Mr. T and I had an adventure last week. You may remember, back in October, that I wrote about my older son’s Kickstarter project, a film he planned to make as part of his college studies. Well, the project got funded, but a few days before the shoot was supposed to start, a little force […]

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a few rules for homeschooling and life, the marvel edition

November 2, 2012
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Let kids pursue their interests, even if they seem trivial. Especially if they seem trivial. This could be a subtitle for practically every post I write, so there’s nothing revelatory here. Still, it’s a handy rule, worth shaping a lifestyle around—even if it means that a kid wants to study Avengers comics for months on […]

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“these are all things that i just do for fun”

May 4, 2012
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There it is again. That wrinkled, hand-drawn Avengers graphic. This is the third time it’s appeared on this blog, which is certainly a record for Wonder Farm recycling. I hope you can excuse the chart for displaying itself again, though, because that funny little sheet of graph paper has generated some excitement around here lately. […]

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writing ideas: a cool facts slide show

March 30, 2012
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It’s been a long time (like, um, a year), so here’s another writing ideas post. Finally. But first read the disclaimer and simply tuck this idea into your back pocket. It may not tickle your kids. Mr. T is an info-maniac. His favorite part of his beloved National Geographic Kids Magazine is the “Weird But True” […]

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