Monthly Archives: May 2011

“The cap in your mouth can obstruct breathing if swallowed.”

Riding home last night I was listening to NPR which had a report on the 14th annual Wacky Warning Labels Contest, started by Bob Dorigo Jones in 1997. The idea behind the contest is that in our litigious society, we are being over-warned … Continue reading

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Sharing the bounty

Our ferns are all over the neighborhood, some intentionally planted, some creeping slowly, under fences and sidewalks to new sites. On the corner of our block, day lilies and daffodils with previous residence in our yard, have been replanted and … Continue reading

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Equity in education is attached to the hip of integration

Today, May 17,  is the 57th anniversary of the 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v Board of Education. The promise then was that segregation in our nation’s public schools would no longer be tolerated— that in fact, such practices … Continue reading

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Nuit Blanche

Prix Ars – Golden Nica Winner LG Film Fest. – Grand Prize Winner Featured at Siggraph 2010 Featured in Wired, Motionographer, Stash and Shots Magazine

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Nothing small about that…

Michael’s Museum is now a part of the rich cultural treasures of this city. Its openings on Friday (morning and evening) clearly reflected this. Like the best openings, the public was filled with expectation, curiosity, great eagerness. This energy was … Continue reading

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Michael’s Museum

Tomorrow my dear friend Michael (see In the Table/ On the Wall) will be having an opening of his lifetime collection of miniatures, now on permanent display, at the Chicago Children’s Museum. All his life he has been accumulating small … Continue reading

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Preposition by Sally Van Doren

The before took us right up to the after, even though under meant we should not try over, from being stronger than to, xxxxx up shying from its ascent in the face of down. I held on to you and … Continue reading

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The potential for harvest overrides all

I love working in my garden. There’s something wonderful about getting my hands deep into the rich loamy soil that feels so good, centered, right. The seeming miracle of each spring when fresh new life bursts through the detritus of … Continue reading

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Gifts always work both sides of the street.

Each year, the 8th grade advisors get to select a book for each of their advisees which is given to them at their 8th grade graduation. This is always a daunting but satisfying task, figuring out which book to give … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day at noon

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