Operation Varsity Blues on Netflix

Remember back, before Covid-19 entered our lives, when the most scandalous thing in our lives was the parents who hired Rick Singer to get their kids in the “side-door” to top schools around the country?

One of the best articles …

3.19.21

Lotusland

An excellent socially distanced outing in Montecito.
3.5.21
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Nomadland

One of the best films of 2020 is not always easy to watch but will leave a powerful impression.
3.2.21
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Happiness Check-In: Laurie Santos and Screen Time Tips (including Zoom)

We all need better relationship with our screens... and perhaps the pandemic will help us naturally mutate to a less device-centric existence.
2.10.21

For the Littles: Noah’s Ark Virutally

One of LA’s favorite destinations for children has always been The Skirball’s Noah’s Ark exhibit. With puppets created from recycled material and a journey that starts with a storm, allows children to cavort in the ark’s shelter and emerge into …

1.27.21

Wide Open School

Where to go for learning help, virtual field trips, and life skills during the pandemic.
1.23.21

Climate Crisis: From the Mouth of Babes and Nonagenarians

Urgent calls from Greta Thunberg and Sir David Attenborough
1.3.21

Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half

A story of two Black sisters from the south by an LA author
7.11.20

Making Your Own Ice Cream

The one staple of our pandemic diet has been ice cream. As the evening news gets more horrifying, a few scoops of creamy comfort helps numb my rising anxiety.  After the waves of obsessive Cpvid-baking (banana bread, sourdough starter, pizza, …

7.11.20