Amazon(.com) Crisis

The Amazon (rainforest) is in crisis, and it’s something that affects us all and should concern us all. This post, however, is not about that. It’s about something much smaller: My complicated love with the online giant. On occasion I’ll be writing about what it’s like to learn, teach, parent, and live in our hyper-connected …

Happy (G/V)alentine’s Day!

I’m a bit of a Valentine’s Day grump- the sentiment is great, but the existence of a holiday for purely commercial purposes puts a bee in my bonnet. The focus is on physical gifts, which isn’t my “Love Language”. Really, the most romantic Valentine’s Day “gift” I ever received was when my then-boyfriend-now-husband helped me drive down …

Where in the World? #1

I’ve started an Instagram game; my version of “Where in the World?” and a tribute to one of my most beloved games growing up- Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?  While the technology might be laughable today, it was really cool back then (really, kids)! I mean, a genius FEMALE sleuth, kickin’ butt and taking …