Mortified :: Kids Who Teach
Stories of kids becoming teachers, including a stunning musical defense of feminism.
Have You Heard? :: What We Talk About When We Talk About the Corporate Education Agenda
An explanation of why major corporations have become big players in education policy and what it means for the rest of us.
Planet Money :: Your Cell Phone’s A Snitch
What personal information is gathered by your cell phones, how it’s being used by law enforcement and others, and what rights do we have under the Constitution to privacy.
99% Invisible :: Dollhouses of St. Louis
The sad story of St. Louis’ historic black neighborhood, The Ville, where old houses are being robbed of their bricks for resale to salvage operations.
Last weekend my son & I made a whirlwind visit to my mother in New York and we stopped by to visit the American Museum of Natural History. Highlights include:
- the 3-D movie Earthflight where it felt like birds flew threw the theater and included an exciting sequence of gannets, dolphin, and fish all interacting underwater.
- the mind-blowing comparisons of sizes of cosmic objects in the Rose Center of Earth and Space
- The Willamette Meteorite (my son still doesn’t believe it’s real)
- paleontoligical remains of dinosaurs and ancient mammals of unusual size
Jupiter & Saturn
The Willamette meteorite
The scary giant ground sloth.
The titanosaur does not fit in one room.
Knowing is half the battle.
Related post: Photopost: American Museum of Natural History (2015)
Album: The Kid
Artist: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Release Date: October 6, 2017
Favorite Tracks: “A Kid” and “In the World, But Not of the World”
Thoughts: An experimental synthesizer album with music that moves from danceable to the cinematic. There are a lot of hints and references to outside works but there’s also a feeling that it’s not going anywhere. This album may require a few more listens, but as of now I’m not completely sold