Yesterday, my pre-teen daughter's friends rescued a bunny.You can see where this is going.She started the conversation with, "I just want you to listen..." and laid out a very thorough plan to prove that she can care for it (including cleaning her room and the fish tank -- I've tried for years to get her … Continue reading When Raising your Kids to be Smart and Self-Reliant Backfires
Son, age 13, wanted a theremin. My dad is a classical electrical engineer, who grew up pulling apart vacuum tube radios. I made Son call Dad a month before vacation. Dad found the schematic for the minimum theremin. He had Son redraw it, replacing logic gates of one type with the type he had on … Continue reading Theramin in the Wild
This series will review several Python programming books, but let me enjoy some nostalgia first. I'm self-taught, and my programs only have error checking if it's faster to do that than restart if I make a typo when using them. My husband, with 20 years in the business, laughs at my little programs and, after … Continue reading Python Programming — Nostalgia First
Yes, it took three months for the scrap of paper to surface again. Not too bad, really, considering the age of some of the papers in the big box. For posterity: 12 dire rats 11 litches leaping 10 iron golems 9 necromancers 8 hydras hiding 7 giant scorpions 6 eyes a'floating 5 golden dragons 4 … Continue reading Twelve Days of Christmas
We took the plunge earlier this month. We bought Daddy the 4e Players Handbook and Dungeon Masters Vault. After our first play session, I like the system but think the early learning curve is steeper than other editions. A list of acronyms is at the end. Family History Husband has played every edition so far, … Continue reading Dungeons and Dragons, 4th Edition, 1st Impressions
Dear Grandma, Thank you for the liver. I put it where my Mom would step on it. We all got lots of exercise. Your Grandson
Dear Grandma, Thank you for the liver. You were right. When my sister ate some, her expression was great. She spit it out real fast. Your Grandson
Did I say there were only going to be three parts? Dear Grandma, Thank you for the liver. I like it almost as much as steak. Your Grandson.
Third of a three-part series. Dear Grandma, Thank you for the liver. I took it to school and we had a great food-fight. Your Grandson.
Second in a three-part series. Dear Grandma, Thank you for the liver. Mom never buys it for me because I'm the only one in the house who likes it. Your Grandson