Yup. Just like on television. But unlike tv, 48 hours later, I still trying to process the overwhelming reality of poverty, violence and hopelessness that defines a world only 20 miles away from my idyllic, privileged life.
This email is specifically targeted to the 193 trusty readers of my old blog. Some of you (okay, 2 of you that I can name) asked, over the years, why I stopped writing my blog AND whether I'd ever start it up again. I explain the "why" in the updated ABOUT section (summary = I was licking my wounds after shutting down my startup). The do it again part? Well, it took me awhile but I got the itch to write. Hopefully, you have the scratch to read.
How 'bout that metaphor? That's what happens when you don't write pithy blogs for...
Visiting Watts Tower Sculpture in Los Angeles is a must do for anyone wanting to be creative... but feeling daunted by the prospects of how to succeed.
Despite calling Los Angeles my home for fourteen years, I only learned this week about the Watts Tower during a parking-lot conversation at my children’s school (Moms gossiping about field-trips and fundraisers). Yesterday, I mentioned it to my husband. “Watts What?” he said. This Sunday, we found the address and piled into the car.
Just stumbled over Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis' newest song, "Growing Up." It's quite lovely when a young man gets all soft about his baby.
It's a nice reminder of the kind of parents we (might) strive to be -- but also, a kind nudging on a breezy August day, when it feels like the sunset is getting closer, that we, too, are still growing up. We, too, are still young. We, too, should savor our own advice to our children. And enjoy the little moments we often forget. May we continue to enjoy the simple pleasures of growing up.
A must-read for all modern-day parents who hope to instill the qualities needed for their children to survive and thrive in the future economy.
I’m a big believer that our nation’s top priority needs to be educating children on how to think broadly, synthesize information across multiple industries and innovate new products and systems. This book not only validates that theory with a succinct summary of the leading studies, but pushes me forward with applicable parenting approaches.
The book is easy to read and offers a compilation of stories from those invo...