On hearing that Google had developed an AI that could detect lung cancer in CTs, the 12YO pointed out it would also be cool if you could take pictures of weird stuff on your skin and have your phone tell you if you needed to see a doctor for it. And then she started to imagine what it would be like to use it. Commence role play in 3.. 2.. 1..
Last week in my ongoing search for hard data about the benefits of remaining curious, I came across an article in Thrive Global about Matthew Berger, the 9-year-old who discovered a missing link in the story of human evolution while he was out walking with his dog. What struck me about this story, was not the boy’s reaction to his discovery, but his father’s.
My daughter didn’t have any new questions about Santa this year (sniff! she’s growing up), so here’s a collection of your favorite holiday posts from years past. Thanks for reading Caterpickles.
Just a quick post to let you know I’ve got another book event coming up December 6-8, 2018 in Los Altos, California.
Years ago, when I started this blog, neither my daughter nor her friends read on their own. They were never online, which gave me considerable freedom when it came to posting funny stuff my daughter said. But now that my daughter is 11, the potential fallout from telling funny stories from her day is much greater. What’s a curious mommy blogger to do?
This fall I’ve been volunteering in my daughter’s middle school library. Mostly the job involves shelving books kids have already read and helping kids find the books they’d like to read next. But a few weeks ago, I was promoted to Apprentice Book Repair Person. My first mission? Make Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins readable again.
And then this happened. Man, it’s hard to type this way. But to bring you up quickly to date… blogging has been light in part because…
You may have noticed that Caterpickles looks a little different today. After seven years of using the same WordPress theme, I decided it was time to…
I’m headed back to Dedham, Massachusetts this month, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! The Blue Bunny Bookstore has invited me to join them for a festival celebrating the Mother Brook Arts & Community Center’s 5th Anniversary on June 16th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Apparently the Opossums-That-Be didn’t much care for my recent post on what to do if an opossum visits your backyard. In fact, they seem to have gotten pretty riled up. When my brother-in-law showed up for work last week, he found Bruiser here waiting for him.