Whew! Glad the past month or so is over!

By the end of last week I was feeling run down. Simultaneously with helping relaunch Xfinity.com (and playing a role I’m not used to playing – but looking to do much more of (hopefully did well at it) – everyone did a fantastic job), Richelle first got an ear operation (new tubes), then went on […]

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Reading books before bedtime is great but…

Hearing from your daughter that she wants to be an Astronaut is beyond great, it’s awesome. I highly recommend “Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11″ by Brian Floca. It conveys, with simple poetic words and illustrations, the awe of space flight. And it is just too much fun answering, “yes, even the toothbrush floats in […]

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Two pictures of Keanu Reeves drive a meme and outpouring of empathy

Know Your Meme: “Keanu Is Sad/Sad Keanu (2010)”. The source of this is a Reddit thread started by user rockon4life45. The combination of a photoshop manipulatable image of movie star, in a private contemplative moment, whose personal story has depth that people can connect to (including myself), has proven too compelling not to be spread […]

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Parenting while plugged in – don’t do it

I am guilty as charged and with Richelle’s help, changing my ways: NYTimes: “The Risks of Parenting While Plugged In”: …children in higher socioeconomic homes hear an average of 2,153 words an hour, whereas those in working-class households hear only about 1,251; children in the study whose parents were on welfare heard an average of […]

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