Trying To Learn How To Decorate Your Home For Fall

As I type this, I am also listening to Robert Pinsky reading a sonnet written by Michaelangelo about the pleasure of complaining, while he was painting the Sistine Chapel.  It is so lovely, I could listen to this all day.I’m prepping for Pinsky’s edX class that starts today....more

Get On Your Spicy Funk

It Is Time.  Ben got me a pack of Starbucks’ Instant Pumpkin Spice Latte, so I can have this bad boy at home. And I’m good....more

Science Wrangling: Go Suck An Egg

I really didn’t think this would work…but by golly, it did!For the most part. We should have used a bigger bottle, but I just didn’t have any around. This is a really fun experiment to do with the kids, and to teach them about the properties of fire and vacuums.What’chu Need:...more

Motivation Monday: What Can You Do?

There are a lot of things you can’t do.Some are really obvious things, and some are not so obvious.Like, you can’t fly.  Granted, after eating a gigantic slice of birthday cake with extra frosting yesterday, my 2 year old ran up to me and told me that she could…so I just kept an eye on her after that (no flying occurred , for the record). Some times there are weird/freaking awesome laws prohibiting you from doing things:...more

Time Management For Bloggers: Budgeting Air In Your Space Suit

It is Monday, and the first day of Autumn!Have you balanced an egg on its end yet?This is just crazy....more

4:59am Blue Moon Serenade

Good morning peoples....more

Pairing Your Poetry

 Allen Ginsberg - Black IPA...more

The Bright Side of Hackers


What Would Peter Quill Do?

My Pilgrimage to North Beach

This past Saturday, we needed to get out of the house.  It was hot (+100F, blech), and the only thing I had to do was cleaning.  Who wants to do that?  Not this girl.So we headed to SF for an adventure day.  Originally we were going to go to the zoo…but after spending more time enjoying ourselves at The Melt, eating ridiculously good jalapeno and grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup, than we intended, I had to look for something else to do....more