Category: books

This a bird, This a plane

When my Ahma came over she couldn’t read English. To manage, she devised a system for identifying objects by shape, size, color, and label art. This system was not foolproof like when our local supermarket started selling liquid soap (she…

Glad in Utah

I am in Salt Lake City, Utah for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) conference. One of the things that drew me out here was an announcement that Malcolm Gladwell would be speaking at the conference’s opening ceremony.…

Seeing Sulu

I finally got around to editing the video my wife shot at the reading I was a part of in January. I read four poems and a piece from the novel I am “working” on. It was not my best…

My First Book

The Rice Daddies blog recently held a writing contest that asked parents to reflect upon a favorite book from their childhood or one they have read to their child(ren). I missed the contest but it got me thinking about my…