A PICK OF                 THE MONTH

Nomadland

One of the best films of 2020 is not always easy to watch but will leave a powerful impression.
3.2.21

Wide Open School

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

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

Digital Summer Camp with Children’s Authors

Excellent resources for summer activities from children's book authors and illustrators
7.10.20

Common Sense Parenting Webinars: Lisa Damour + Cara Natterson 5/20/20

Over at Common Sense, we’ve been talking with experts from the field of medicine and psychology who can help put the quarantine and Covid-19 in a bit of perspective for all of us who are struggling with parenting during the …

5.19.20

Emma : Streaming and Purely Delightful

The new Emma, released to streaming platforms because of the COVID-19 virus, is a pure delight and a must-see for the family. And for romantics and Jane Austen fans. Doesn’t that just about cover all of us?

Backing up, with …

4.3.20

Virtual Museum Going

Frankly, the only thing that helps me stay sane during this time is the imagine the pleasures of returning to the things we once took for granted. Gathering with family and friends, returning to the workplace, going to the grocery …

3.12.20

The Backbone Trail

After living in Los Angeles for over 30 years, I only recently learned about the Backbone Trail (BBT), a magnificent 67 mile trail that connects ridge lines from Will Rogers to Point Magu. In January, a group of friends hiked the first 11 miles, and our goal is to do the whole route before the year is over.
2.29.20

Little Women

 

 

With an all-star cast and stellar directing by Greta Gerwig (Ladybird), Little Women is arguably the best film of 2019. Gerwig takes the beloved title for a modern spin, deftly mixing up the traditional timeline, to

2.1.20