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The Dan Zanes Effect

posted Saturday May 14th, 2011

Today, Annabelle decided she’s not a little kid anymore. Which would have been just fine, except today was the day that I had seats for the Dan Zanes concert. Front row center, purchased last October, right when the went on sale. Four tickets — one for each member of the family. If you haven’t heard of […]


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When I heard that the pre-eminent kids music blogger lived in Phoenix, I knew I had to meet the guy. “What?! Blogging about childrens music?!” one of my colleagues (a childless one) asked, as I announced I was headed out to do an interview (a rare occurence in my job, these days; mostly I edit […]


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The Birfday Monster

posted Friday April 3rd, 2009

This morning began well before 7 with several (unintentionally, I’m sure) sharp kicks to my lower back and a loud announcement. “It’s April! Then May!” I rolled over in the bed and followed the script. “And what happens in May, Sophie?” “MY BIRFDAY!!!!!!!!!!!”   I have created a monster. (Apologies to Sandra Boynton. I love her “Birthday Monsters” […]


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Ode to the Oilcloth Tablecloth

posted Monday December 29th, 2008

Have you heard of Calef Brown? If you haven’t, grab one of the bookstore gift cards you got for the holidays, and run out and buy one of his collections of poetry, which include “Polkabats and Octopus Slacks” and “Flamingo on the Roof” (www.calefbrown.com). It’s the stuff you had children for — this guy’s the Dan […]


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My Heart Can't Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome is available from Amazon and 
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