Monthly Archives: December 2006

Good lessons in fighting racism in a handy booklet!

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!

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Math nerd games

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

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Did someone say the R word at a school board meeting?

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?

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Playing with your kid’s presents

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

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All dressed up for the symphony

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

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Spin art at dinner

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

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Where babies come from

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

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Ninja pizza burner in the house

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

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Cookies and revolution!

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!

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Newsflash: people without kids can be boring too

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

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Dancing with iguanas

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

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A simple belief about gender

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

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A strange holiday parade

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

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Snowflakes, 50 cents!

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!

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