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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Let’s Celebrate World Science Day, And Then Veteran’s Day. Nothing Could Be More Appropriate.

November 6, 2015, 3:54 pm

If you spend more than five minutes a day on social media (and I think we know that you do), our Celebrations of National You-Name-It Day are getting a little out of hand. Did you know today, November 6, is both National Saxophone Day and Marooned Without a Compass Day? It’s true! And yet…in the category of if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em…somehow, there isn’t a Science Day or a Science Appreciation Day or even a Science Teacher Appreciation […]

Advance Autism Absolution for Sesame Street

November 4, 2015, 10:28 am

At my house, we live and breathe Sesame Street, as evidenced by this little snapshot of what’s in our DVR. (Hey, I love Scandal too. Don’t judge.) I truly believe that Sesame Street is one of the main reasons that our 3-year-old is an early reader, tearing through full Dr. Seuss books like a 9-year-old. I also truly believe – this is an even bigger leap of faith – that our 6-year-old non-verbal autistic son loves Sesame Street. When we […]

Simmons-ism Is Down, But Not Out

November 2, 2015, 10:39 am

There was once a dream that was Simmons-ism. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish. After ESPN announced on Friday that it was canceling Grantland, effective immediately, the obituaries came out in full force. One common takeaway is that all its great writers will of course find other homes, but that we will miss seeing them all in one place. Many, like The Daily Beast, lamented that ESPN will no longer at any […]