Sunday, May 31, 2009

Landslide, sung by PS22

... on YouTube here. Guess I need to learn the next step - how to embed video.

Some books I love

Posted on Facebook, for the 15 books that stick with you meme, where it will get lost too soon. Here is better...


The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein (It’s sexist and not great writing, but for me it’s so compelling, I’ve read it over 20 times.)

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott (Read a dozen times. I’d read anything she wrote.)

Replay, by Ken Grimwood (I missed my train because I was so absorbed. I’ve read it about 5 times.)

The Library, by Sarah Stewart (Elizabeth Brown entered the world skinny, nearsighted and shy … read a gazillion books … and ended up ‘moving in with a friend’. So sweet I cried.)

A Door Into Ocean, by Joan Slonczewski (sci fi, non-violence)

The Word for World is Forest, by Ursula LeGuin (sci fi)

The Color Purple , by Alice Walker (read about a dozen times)

Education and Child-Raising

The Continuum Concept, by Jean Leidloff (about a tribe in South America and how they raise their kids.)

Raising Curious, Creative, Confident Kids: The Pestalozzi Experiment in Child-Based Education, by Rebeca Wild (about a free school in Ecuador)

The Power of Their Ideas, by Deborah Meier (about a small school in Harlem that’s doing big things)

Mathematics: A Human Endeavor, by Harold Jacobs (Funnest math textbook I know)


Sisterhood is Powerful, edited by Robin Morgan (Writing on the women’s movement, from the 70’s. Changed my life.)

Dreaming the Dark, by Starhawk (about being a witch, a non-violence activist, etc. Also changed my life.)

Rebel in Paradise, by Richard Drinnon (Biography of Emma Goldman, anarchist)

Tree: A Life Story, by David Suzuki (nature writing)

Living by Water, by Brenda Peterson (nature writing)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Americans Who Tell the Truth

Looks like a great book. Here.

Why This Blog

My main blog, Math Mama Writes, is about teaching and learning math. Once I started blogging, it was hard to stop writing about everything I'm seeing and thinking. I've set up two other blogs that are single purpose, and it just doesn't work for me. So here I am trying out a third...