I was young when I first read A.A. Milne’s books, Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. So young, in fact, that I didn’t notice his playful capitalization, giving proper names to Very Important Things. I also failed to notice any family resemblance between elephants and heffalumps, or between haycorns and acorns. Fortunately, I was […]
I love this on so many levels, but mostly two. I’ll discuss below, but first: watch. 1) This boy! What a kid. I love this guy. He is so creative, hardworking, and dedicated. What will he do in his life? I love his work, his imaginative recreation of something he has experienced and loved, and […]
We are big Dan Zanes fans in our home. We especially love his Sea Music, but the record this song comes from, Night Time, is also pretty great. It even features a Zulu song, which warms my part-African heart. Enjoy!
Some months ago, my wife and I were reading Eleanor Estes’ charming book Rufus M. We were amazed at one story where Rufus (the youngest of the Moffats and the title character) found some money frozen in the ice. While the rest of his family were busy trying to manage a frozen pipe under the […]
A few years ago, a seasoned parent and dear friend taught me to say ‘yes’ to my kids as often as possible. “No” is every parent’s invaluable weapon against injury, back talk, obesity, apathy, and just plain rottenness, so we’re going to have to use it plenty… but I try to surprise with a “yes” […]