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[22 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Attachment Satiation

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For one, I am interested in molecular gastronomy from a purely intellectual standpoint.   Understanding how glutton molecules make my ricotta pancakes fluffy makes the world around meet more vertically integrated, knowable, and comforting.  Plus I want to optimize the fluffiness of my pancakes.
Secondly, I have from time to time used my woodworking tools in the kitchen, …

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[17 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

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Two weeks ago, Theory started at a new school:  Kumara.
Old Firehouse School, where Theory was, has been a terrific experience.  Theory loves her teachers and the other kids, and we have met some wonderful parents.  But Win is itching to go.  He is so sad whenever we drop Theory off.  He has always been very independent and social, so we are very excited for him to have the stimulus.
But Old Firehouse only has enrollment in the Fall.  So Win was going to have to wait almost …

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[13 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

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I was very sad to hear that Moomah in NY was shutting its doors for the second time.  While in NY this past Spring, Tara was able to take the kids there for an afternoon of crafts.  I always felt that the Tribeca space was close to what I would have ideally created in an urban setting.
Apparently they are going to remold their business into a parenting magazine.  I hope it is a success, although I have to say that their article titled  YOU ARE MOM ENOUGH! THE PSEUDOSCIENCE OF ATTACHMENT PARENTING leaves …

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[13 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
School Orthodoxies

!function(d,s,id) {var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if (!d.getElementById(id)) {js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);Theory is now in preschool and next year Win will be joining her.   It is a Reggio play-based school called Old Firehouse and Theory just loves it.  Both she and Win also attend a Waldorf class once a week with Tara.  But as they quickly age, education has become the burning focus of my concern.
Having just come from the Game Developers Conference, as inspired by a talk by from Quest 2 Learn and the Institute for Play, I have been thinking a lot about what education …