Category: Qingdao Stories

01 May

Something D-O-O Biology…Anyone? Anyone?

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

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

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 [...]