Fostering curiosity in kids (and their parents) since 2011

Posts from the ‘Miscellaneous Musings’ category

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! We’re going to take a few days off here at Caterpickles Central to enjoy the summer and maybe learn a few things about vintage cars. ‘Tis the season for vintage cars, after all.

There should be an app for that…

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..

Look what I learned to do this fall!

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.

Image includes words Join me for my first book event set against backdrop of flowers.

You’re invited to my first official book event!

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!