Monthly Archives: March 2012

SoCal, Day 1

Biggest difference (besides all the vegetation, types of houses and massive freeways) I’ve noticed so far between Southern California and New York?   The prevalence of  women wearing sweatpants, sweatshirts and Uggs at my morning Starbucks run… We are having … Continue reading

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Travel!

I started reading Jonah Lehrer’s new book “Imagine: How Creativity Works” the other day.  One of the things mentioned on the inside flap of the book was the “importance of…adopting an outside perspective (travel helps).” Isn’t it nice when something … Continue reading

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Words, words, words

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never harm me.” “The pen is mightier than the sword.” One might debate the relative truth of these quotes, but not if you are a student in the NYC public … Continue reading

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Impressions

Heather Armstrong of dooce.com wrote one time that she met a woman at a conference who reads her blog, and after speaking for a minute the woman said, “Gee you’re so nice!  I thought you’d be meaner.”    I laughed … Continue reading

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Overheard

We saw the Hunger Games today (for the 2nd time – loved it) and afterward went to eat lunch at a favorite diner.   It was packed so we took seats at the counter, which meant there were two women … Continue reading

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Self-direction now and later

A lot of the current information & new ideas surrounding alternatives to traditional education focus on “higher education”.   This makes a lot of sense for a couple of reasons. First, attending a college or university is not mandatory (though … Continue reading

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Critical Mass

Normally I don’t read more than one book at one time.  I like to put all my focus on one story or subject and be fully absorbed in it, if possible.   However, this Spring (and I’m using that term … Continue reading

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Unsocialized

Yep, definitely a group of socially awkward kids.  How will they ever make any friends? This was NYCHEA’s Art & Design meeting, and clearly no one had any fun at all…

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Book club stories

I mentioned last month that the girls in our book club were going to write a short story to bring in for this month’s meeting.   Even though I’m a bit biased, I thought they did an amazing job.  The … Continue reading

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Reading for fun and health
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“The cold air stung us and we played till our bodies glowed.”  James Joyce – Araby Jhumpa Lahiri, in an article in today’s Sunday Review section of the Times, says that this sentence by Joyce is “..as perfect as a … Continue reading

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