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Monthly Archives: December 2006
Artist and blogger damali ayo has been making very cool activist/populist art. I like her black history flash cards a lot, and maybe I’ll try making a few cards myself. It’s a good idea! You might remember damali’s work from … finish reading Good lessons in fighting racism in a handy booklet!
Eleckray Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Moomin and his friend spent all of yesterday morning making each other “Mathematicks” books and boasting about how much they knew about multiplication. Then they made Pokemon cards for their stuffed animals. As I … finish reading Math nerd games
The rounds of meetings for the school district’s NCLB plan have been very interesting. This meeting had a fairly low bullshit level and the speakers were persuasive. Around 25 parents and teachers were there. Some background: Last year several more … finish reading Did someone say the R word at a school board meeting?
drool!!! Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. This is what it’s all about! Elbowing your kid out of the way and setting up their Heroscape terrain hexes and secretly vowing to get on Amazon right away to order the expansion set … finish reading Playing with your kid’s presents
suited and flowery Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Here’s Moomin in his fancy suit, all dressed up to go to the San Francisco symphony to hear Peter and the Wolf. I got that suit a year and a half ago, … finish reading All dressed up for the symphony
spin art! Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Tonight Jo and Squid and I had dinner. It was just Squid’s kids and Moomin, and fairly peaceful aside from my getting to experience Leelo’s more lively frustrated moments. (That is a euphemism … finish reading Spin art at dinner
Y’all are going to love this short, sweet >German sex-ed picture book. What I don’t understand is how two stripey people make a non-stripey baby. Click through the pictures to read the whole book. It’s very funny! Also… as my … finish reading Where babies come from
Moomin just told me that my superhero ninja power could be “burning the pizza”. It’s only a little burned, honest to god it’s still edible. “You’ll throw it like one of those ninja things.” “Discus? Shuriken? “ “Yeah! Ninja pizza … finish reading Ninja pizza burner in the house
Tonight I had cookies, gingerbread, nice cheese and crackers, chocolate, hot cider, a sweet present exchange, and REVOLUTION. It was a fiery passionate activist meeting about local politics. That’s why I love PTA meetings! We heard more information about the … finish reading Cookies and revolution!
So your “friends” got boring? No problem! Just play into misogynist stereotypes of how women who use their uteruses lose their brains and personality. That’ll keep you entertained! Because of course there’s no interesting women out there who also have … finish reading Newsflash: people without kids can be boring too
Almost every night Rook sings “Mythical Kings and Iguanas” to Moomin. When it’s my turn to sing I can never think of anything and besides, am not a good singer or lyrics-rememberer; so I sing the first bit of “The … finish reading Dancing with iguanas
Nearly every day, in the most casual conversation, people reveal their gender bias. Every time they do, they dig sexism deeper into their own minds and into the minds of anyone listening, including tiny children barely able to talk. Today … finish reading A simple belief about gender
floating tiny car with flames Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. It doesn’t get any more magic than our town’s holiday parade. Why they have a winter holiday parade, I’m not sure – to show off the great weather? It doesn’t … finish reading A strange holiday parade
snowflakes, 50 cents! Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Moomin and his friend Izzy just made snowflakes, funny hats, ornaments, and booklets. I think they made about $2.50 each. I love when kids sell stuff that they made. The snowflakes were … finish reading Snowflakes, 50 cents!