Thursday, October 31, 2019


The girls were "Good Janet" (G on left) and "Bad Janet" (K on right).  Their friends were a dwarf planet, a character from Lord of the Rings, and "Mr. Smarty Pants" (with 'smarties' on his pants).  (Mr. SP was going to go as a gravestone with "anti-vaxxers in five years" written on it, but decided that would anger some friends, so....)

Minerva and Puck as sports fans (hard to tell, but she has a Warriors shirt on and he has a Giants shirt)

Puck as a lion

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Local Wildlife

After seeing coyotes in the City over the weekend, I was glad to find these beauties (and nothing bigger) on a morning walk (although the pelicans are so large and in such a pack that they were themselves a floating, eating, pack of carnivores.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Death and the Artist

 An event K worked.  On the right, G is on stage in the "tree" that "captured death" until chaos reigned and interventions were necessary.  It was... an experience.  Some of the acting was very good.  Some of the concepts were interesting.  And some things made just no sense at all, like starting it in 1850 and immediately referencing cell phones and television.  But it was about immigration and classism and addressed philosophical issues about what matters in life and while it mixed up its historic context, the topics are ones always worth ongoing conversation.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Field Trip to Aircraft Museum

We'd been there before, but H. had not.  He's so much fun to hang with, enthusiastic about everything, laughing and exploring.  Worth playing hooky from school work for!  And the museum looked very cool, all decorated for Halloween.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Sunday, October 20, 2019

A Weekend of Theater

Hamilton on Saturday; Othello on Sunday, using our wonderful new Youth Pass for the latter!

This is K at work, promoting the Youth Pass at the Othello show (great show!)

Trying to capture the beauty of the Orpheum theater interior (as well as lovely G!)

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Bugs and Friends


Praying Mantis on her shoulder

No matter how common the Great Blue Herons are, I can't resist admiring them

From my parents' backyard

Friday, October 11, 2019

World History in Food

A history class with experiments and activities; boiling water in a paper bag to demonstrate that cooking can be done in an animal skin (and probably was done by pre-agricultural people around the world).  Trying to get our Cultural Culinary History to synch a bit with the History of Music class and see the world's history through both lenses...

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Walk and Visit to Legion of Honor

Gorgeous day!  K had to work, so we went for a lovely walk with Kathleen and visited the Legion of Honor with its incredible Rodin sculptures and classic paintings.  Our hike was pretty amazing too - in addition to the gorgeous view, we saw two coyotes (not pictured) and a very massive red tailed hawk that landed right at our feet.  G got the awesome in-flight photo below.

Hiking at Lands End, GG Bridge (obscured) in rear

With Kathleen at the Legion of Honor

Right in front of us!

Photo by G