Category: Life

When you’re in a hole, don’t mole 0

When you’re in a hole, don’t mole

Ever get in that place? Yeah, I have been on the express bus to cranky-town lately. My work is going through a number of transitions with the summer coming and my kids classes coming...

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Total Eclipse of the Heart

Last weekend my husband, Nevin, and I were driving back over the Bay Bridge towards San Francisco in the early evening when he asked me, “Want to watch the eclipse?” If you know my...

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Chade-Meng Tan: Create World Peace

Chade-Meng Tan, Google’s “Jolly Good Fellow”, got the nickname for a reason. He is a person who radiates happiness. Normally I’d be suspicious of someone who seemed that content. With Meng, you can just...

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One Honey of a Purpose

When I was a kid, I loved dancing around to music. I had several Disney records as well as a beloved Strawberry Shortcake album (the latter was even strawberry in color and hit a...

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West meets East

I just got back from a trip to the east coast. My husband and I visited New York for several days and also visited friends in New Jersey and Philadelphia. I love New York...

Top 10 Titles for the New Berenstain Bears Books 1

Top 10 Titles for the New Berenstain Bears Books

When I was a kid, my siblings and I had quite the collection of Berenstain Bears books. They were these little square paperbacks that fit neatly together on a shelf and featured the Berenstains,...

Meryl Streep: Forrest yogi? 1

Meryl Streep: Forrest yogi?

Meryl Streep could be a Forrest yogi; she just doesn’t know it yet. I listened to an interview with Meryl Streep where she described practicing for her role as Margaret Thatcher in the movie...

What she said 0

What she said

I don’t usually get political here, but sometimes there’s a beauty report in something so well said. My friend and writer-idol, Laurie Cunningham, has a terrific piece on true family values. Here, here! Laurie,...

Being ok with failure 1

Being ok with failure

I was listening to an old episode of This American Life the other day. The episode was about an orchestra teacher turned ad-hoc scientist who worked with a scientist testing a promising new idea...

Jon Kabat-Zinn speaking benefit for Mindful Schools 1

Jon Kabat-Zinn speaking benefit for Mindful Schools

This past Friday night, Jon Kabat-Zinn came to speak at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley. The event was a benefit for Mindful Schools, an organization seeking to integrate mindfulness education into schools. Although the Oakland-based...