Who I am
I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I’m working on a much harder problem — how parents can foster their children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them, without being a scientist, artist, or linguist themselves.
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The reviews on my book are starting to come in:
- “A charming, practical, and thought-provoking book.”
- “Simple, practical, inexpensive, & doable.”
- “Great book for enjoying arts with your kids.”
- “…as an art teacher of young children and a mother, I love this book!”
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Once upon a time, when I posted something on Caterpickles, it appeared automatically on my Google+ page as well, properly marked for public consumption. This morning, I noticed that my Caterpickles posts were all still showing up on Google+, but … Continue reading
The Six-Year-Old, flush with victory after trouncing Mommyo in a game of checkers: “This Checkers game is fun. But Checkers with Cookies would be even better.” My snickerdoodles versus Daddyo’s chocolate chip cookies. A cookie match-up for the ages. Anyone up for a … Continue reading
Always keep two paws in the sunbeam. Rotate paws as necessary. And ignore the paparazzi. Ah, summer.
We were having an A/C outage and a heat wave on Friday when I sat down to prepare today’s post, and consequently I very quickly became too hot to hold a laptop as long as it would take to produce … Continue reading
This week, while swapping out the cloth-bound electrical wiring in our new bathroom for something a bit newer, my contractor paused just long enough to show me this: That copper-ish colored pipe sticking out of our bathroom ceiling is a … Continue reading
Somehow I had failed to appreciate the extent to which remodeling the bathroom next door would affect my office. See that black screen under the dust wrap? Yeah, that’s exactly what you think it is. Foolishly I had expected to … Continue reading
Nope. I’ve simply been taken hostage by our tax return. Caterpickles will resume regular posting once I escape this paper forest.
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The Seven-Year-Old, angrily, to the sound of much paper sloshing around underfoot: “Why does she mess up my schedule like this? I have a schedule book and nowhere in it does it say ‘Clean your room’!” Related Links: Operation Paper … Continue reading