01 May
Something D-O-O Biology…Anyone? Anyone?
01 May
springtime

The first half of the month was cold and drizzly, but the warm weather has arrived at last. Now we can sit on our backyard swing without out jackets and enjoy our roses, which have just come into bloom. When we moved into our first-floor apartment we thought Artemis might learn to walk in our [...]

01 May
Some of My Favorite Presidential Candidates are Black

Soon I will be returning to America, where I can’t talk about race without becoming very uncomfortable. We were looking at a Yahoo group for homeschoolers in Philadelphia. Yes, we are planning to homeschool Artemis, and that is an issue for another day. One woman had posted a message, asking for suggestions about Philadelphia neighborhoods. [...]

01 May
More on Baby Eating

I’m a mom. I worry. Josh makes fun of me sometimes. “What would you do if you didn’t worry?” he wonders. I don’t know the answer. One of my current worries involves Artemis and food. The baby books say that she should be able to eat finger food, but our early experiments with self-feeding haven’t [...]

01 May
Eco-post

I recently read this interesting article in Salon. It took me back to my days as a public interest advocate in Washington, where I lobbied to protect public land in the Rocky Mountain West. The article describes the tension between a developer who wants to build ecologically correct homes for multi-millionaires, and the people who [...]

01 May
Changes

I have never seen the movie “13″, but I know the genre. It is a teenage sex scare drama, in the tradition of “Kids” and every other Larry Clark movie. A friend of mine, who is also a mom and whose kids have years to go before they reach this difficult age, saw “13″ and [...]

01 May
The Public Option