“It is not enough for the teacher to
love the child. She must first love and understand the universe.
She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.” —Dr. Maria
we try out some Montessori
I’ve been reading a lot about Dr. Maria Montessori (Italy, ca. 1900) and Montessori-based education.
I’ve written about it here before. Although it can feel
overwhelming, this sense that
A perfect example
What I want for my daughter, from friends and family, for her second birthday (or for Christmas, or any subsequent gift-giving occasions):
-Above all, clean air, water, and earth: to remember that what we want most for our daughter is a future unpolluted by plastic waste, uncorrupted by vast consumer monopolies, and that our most ardent wish is that money not be spent
Why feminism is worth fighting for
My second post of 2018, and my first since June. I am writing less briskly but I am still writing. That’s important. Last year we moved to Wareham, Massachusetts.
I spent last summer driving back and forth to Maine for Sagan’s immunizations, and working on the new house. The move was in September--a whole year ago now--and the walls and
A new post, my first since Sagan's birth, and she is nineteen months old, so that's a nineteen month hiatus. I suppose that's about the length of time it takes for things to normalize. Not that they have or ever will—I don't want things to go back to "normal"—she is a joy, and every minute I get to spend with her is a gift. Nevertheless I am beginning to understand, now, why
Mother nature's daughter
I miss the days when everyone poured out their heart on epistolary MySpace blogs. I also miss the Reagan administration, for different reasons, so that should come as no surprise.
Now we live in a world of instant Instagram selfies, and I am nostalgic for the web log of yesteryear, the Livepad courier-font blogs, where we were allotted more than 140 characters