It’s the weekend! Words cannot even express how much I like that!
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT HOME/SCHOOL/LIFE
I’m wondering if you might be interested in a high school curriculum I helped put together. (I'd love your opinion!)
Watch the history of our understanding of space travel evolve through these classic space movies.
A controversial question: Why does it sometimes feel like homeschoolers are so flaky?
four years ago: How this magazine got started
THE LINKS I LIKED
“The internet does not hate women. People hate women, and the internet allows them to do it faster, harder, and with impunity.” This is one of those great pieces that is also incredibly sad, but it’s really worth reading.
Oh my gosh, go read this if you watched Reality Bites on cable one weekend when you had the flu and realized that Ethan Hawke’s character is THE WORST and how did you miss it the first three times you watched it?
This is an absolutely fascinating piece on how we can use stories to change systems: “We need to develop new processes of collective storytelling to help us navigate these turbulent and polarizing times.”
WHAT I’M READING AND WATCHING
I’m still in the throes of finals season at Jason’s school, so my reading is mostly student papers on Augustus Caesar’s leadership qualities, but I have been reading myself to sleep with Madeline Miller’s new Circe.
When the going gets tough, the not-so-tough watch Parks and Recreation and try to channel their inner Leslie Knope.
IN OUR HOMESCHOOL
This is the time of year when I just feel tired of everything, but this year, I was actually prepared, and we’ve been working our way through The Imaginary World Of… It’s a Keri Smith book, so it’s part doodle, part imagination, and just the thing to give us a much-needed after-breakfast boost.
We’re reading Haroun and the Sea of Stories together, and it is delightful.
Is Mark Twain the problem with the modern United States, it’s still possible to get a great 1980s photo of yourself, television should be doing a better job across the board with women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ people, and more stuff we liked this week.