Category: museums & events

Asylum

When I think “asylum,” I think of safety as in to “give asylum to.” Then I think of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest with Jack Nicholson and its penetrating whites. And then I remember a documentary I saw as…

Communion-ity

What would you do to change education if you ruled the world? That’s how Jon Snyder began the Bank Street Niemeyer Panel at the Times Center on 41st Street – March 1, 2010. The discussion: Race, Class, and Reform. The…

More than Just a Kiss

Marita doesn’t need a brand-new school with acres of playing fields and gleaming facilities. She doesn’t need a laptop, a smaller class, a teacher with a PhD, or a bigger apartment. She doesn’t need a higher IQ or a mind…

Pictures from Brooklyn

My eldest and I spent the day at the Brooklyn Book Fest (more correctly the Target Activities Tent). We had Five Guys and then walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. Click the picture for a slide show.

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…