Friday, October 19, 2012


I didn't know that it was possible to pop corn right on the cob! These Ladyfinger cobs came in my CSA delivery. Instructions said to put them in a paper bag in the microwave for two minutes. Each piece of popcorn is tiny and nearly without a hull. The Thumbelina of popcorn? So easy and one of the funnest items this year.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Week's Odd Assortment

From subtle concepts to ridiculousness: early this week I took a stab at helping my son understand the idea of years, months, weeks, days. The seasons were throwing a monkey wrench into his grasp of time, so I tried to show how they fit into the calendar year. Later in the week our co-op studied George Frideric Handel and my daughter made a faux powdered wig out of a paper bag and cotton balls. I snapped her singing the Hallelujah Chorus.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Get Unstuck

Today in the ReConnect ecourse we did several fun exercises to visually explore being stuck creatively as well as being in the creative flow. "What would Flow say to Stuck?" Just this morning I was thinking of some lines from The Horses by Rickie Lee Jones:

That's the way it's gonna be, little darlin'
You'll be riding on the horses, yeah
Way up in the sky, little darlin'
And if you fall I'll pick you up, pick you up

That's what I think Flow says to Stuck. Not "You're such a jerk! I can't believe you are stuck again. What is wrong with you?" Sometimes Stuck may say these things to herself, but Flow wraps her arms around her and says, "Don't fret. This will pass. You are lovely."