Small Accomplishments: 6 tips to feel productive when you can’t seem to get anything done

My first September post! That’s exciting. In September I start thinking about fall, and in fall I start thinking about rhythms. The year starts winding to a close, school and work have settled into patterns, leaves are falling. Everything feels calmer and cozier, secure and familiar compared to the bursts of energy we live with … More Small Accomplishments: 6 tips to feel productive when you can’t seem to get anything done

Explorations of Intelligence in Phineas and Ferb

Surprise!!! Can you guess who we casually, serendipitously and totally randomly ran into at brunch in Pasadena this weekend? No, not Phineas and Ferb. But freakishly close – who could it be but their co-creator, Dan Povenmire?!?!?!?! My sister instantly recognized him when he got in line next to us at the omelette bar, but we … More Explorations of Intelligence in Phineas and Ferb

Evidence and Acceptance in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

My favorite Shakespeare play of all time is more than just a silly and brilliantly worded series of lover’s quarrels. For the acute observer (or the former liberal arts student who has enjoyed this story immensely for almost twenty years), Much Ado About Nothing affords interesting little reflections on the nature of lies, truth, and our human … More Evidence and Acceptance in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing