Monthly Archives: May 2012

The cure

Apparently all I needed to cure seven days of a rather grouchy, out of sorts version of myself was a larger than usual dose of medicine.  In my case, “medicine” is defined as movies or good TV and books – … Continue reading

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Enjoy the ride

Yesterday I watched Neil Gaiman’s commencement address to the University of the Arts grads in Philadelphia.  Twice.   I may watch it again this evening.   So much of it spoke to me and my own goals and how I … Continue reading

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The first warm Sunday & a New York moment

This was the scene in the Sheep Meadow of Central Park this afternoon: We, like so many others, took our blanket and our frisbees and headed to the park to enjoy the sun.   Ben got to play in an … Continue reading

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If electronics are evil I am going straight to hell, and why my kids will (probably) never graduate

Not too long ago my brother wrote a great blog post called “Sociability” in which he talks about how a real community is one in which you know everyone but maybe don’t always like everything about them, and how that’s ok … Continue reading

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Photo of the day

Thank goodness when my brain is coming up with zilch as far as blog posts because suddenly I’m too busy obsessing about possible road trips (thanks Mom), my daughter does something like this: I hate to brag, but that is … Continue reading

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Happy Day

Today was not only Mother’s Day, but Joshua’s birthday.  A double bonus in our house.  (Joshua’s birthday always falls around Mother’s Day, and my birthday on June 22nd is usually within a few days of Father’s Day.  Funny.) We had … Continue reading

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Photoshop

Yesterday was Photoshop day. Maya, as many of you know, is an avid video maker/editor, but last week she decided she needs to learn Photoshop. I knew I was going to be of little or no help.  Adobe, while not … Continue reading

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The humor & pathos of personal bloggers

I’m currently reading Jenny Lawson’s memoir “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened”.  It’s the kind of book that causes bouts of helpless laughter, made infinitely worse if you are trying to be discreet, like on the subway or in the waiting room … Continue reading

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Hair

[In case you missed the announcement, I have a new blog at Unschooling NYC in which I'll be posting about all things learning and education related, and which you can find here. The Green Mangoes Blog will now be my … Continue reading

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UnschoolingNYC Arrives!!

It seems like the site has been forever in the making, and I will probably be adding to it until the end of time, but it’s up, it’s live and you can now check it out!   www.unschoolingnyc.com When you … Continue reading

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