Every once in a while, Hollywood seems to turn out something promising, and the upcoming A Wrinkle In Time looks to be one of those. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, and Zack Galifinakis, with Storm Reid as Meg, the film is, of course, based on Madeleine L'Engle's superlative novel. I read the book … Continue reading Origins: A Wrinkle In Time
Today my son started fourth grade (yipe), and you know what that means: Time to study state history. In our case, that of course is California, which I love, and I'm excited because we've got a ton of history right in our own backyard. Our curriculum looks fairly awesome, too. Besides a Friday class at our … Continue reading “Is Good. We Do Not Have To Go To the Bank.”
As you know, Harper Lee died yesterday. Wow, I don't know where to begin here. What can I say that doesn't seem like plagiarism? I feel like paraphrasing Reverend Sykes after Atticus lost the Robinson case: "Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Ms. Lee's passing." Harper Lee was a woman who famously shunned the spotlight after … Continue reading In Memoriam
Hi, everyone! Hope you had a great Christmas. Mine was quiet and simple by design, since my son has to keep his leg up for now. My in-laws came over. We had chicken crepes Florentine and shrimp with cocktail sauce. Did the usual Christmas-y stuff. Lots of delicious food. Too much, really. Not a bad … Continue reading What’s Delicious?
Simply put, life is in a kind of crazy limbo right now. My husband's been at home on disability since May (he's recovering from a work injury--a bone spur). My son will be having tendon transfer surgery at Shriner's a week from today (his second--he's got bilateral clubfoot). These issues aren't life-threatening, but it's still … Continue reading Tangled Web, Tangled Life