Be very careful what you say when picking your daughter up from her girl scout troop. I learned this lesson when I accidentally volunteered us to cook a dessert for tonight’s “World Thinking Day,” when several girl scout troops get together. Each troop represents a different country and they do various things. Our troop has United Kingdom. We thought about making spotted dick, or treacle, or haggis. In the end, we made English Toffee. Continue reading Cooking British Dessert
Last Wednesday, I talked about my parents selling the house that they lived in for the last thirty years. For the first five years of my life, they had a different one. So until I left home, I lived in two houses. I talked about the many memories housed in one structure. Guppy doesn’t have that. In the first five years of her life, we’ve lived in four houses. Continue reading Guppy’s Home
The Brown Girl with Long Hair talks about racism, and other forms of discrimination, against kids.
Michael Douglas writes in the LA Times about when his son first encountered antisemitism.
Mommies Drink thinks about worthiness to be loved and to love herself (she is).
The link to The Brown Girl with Long Hair was incorrectly titled. It has been fixed, and the people involved have been sacked.
For her birthday last year, Guppy got an iPad. This is her very favorite thing, and is the primary battleground for her to assert her independence. The fight is keeping her from spending all of her life on the device, ignoring everything else.
I lost my home last week. Not the one that I live in, but one of equal importance and significance to me. In fact, in some ways, it was one of more importance. Last Wednesday, I helped my parents move from the home that they had lived in for the last thirty years. Continue reading Goodbye House