Browsing Category: Miscellany

  • What are they teaching my kid(s)?

    For the past two weeks, my son — and his entire kindergarten class — has been counting down the days until May 25th. That’s not the last day of school. No, that’s the day an incubator full of eggs will hatch live chicks in their classroom. According to the “Egg Countdown Calendar” on our fridge, …

    May 23, 2004
  • What’s it all about, Alfie?

    That’s a reference to an old movie, I think. Or maybe a song. Or a TV show? Can’t remember. But I’m reminded of the scene in Rattle and Hum when Phil Joanou is asking the band what the movie is gonna be about. That’s much fresher in my mind than the Alfie reference. Anyway … …

    May 17, 2004