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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I actually have this poster in my living room - it's one of my favorites. (The Rockwell poster is from WWII, not from WWI, but it's still one of my favorites.)
Happy holidays!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Potter Puppet Pals in "The Mysterious Ticking Noise"

I came home the other day and found my kids watching this on Youtube . . . over and over and over again. See also Snape's Diary, my personal favorite.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Meet the Muppets!

My sister Lisa took these pictures at the Sesame Street exhibit at the Brooklyn Public Library. I haven't seen the exhibit yet, but Lisa reports that they have some of the older muppets on display, including Sherlock Hemlock and Roosevelt Franklin. Here are the exhibit details. (Thanks, Lisa!)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Private Possession of Obscene Material Permitted

In the case of Stanley v. Georgia, Justice Thurgood Mashall wrote "If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a State has no business telling a man, sitting in his own house, what books he may read or what films he may watch." Here is my illustration of that principle. The man reading is actually the National Library symbol. I think it works well here.

Sunday, November 08, 2009


Next week we are moving to an apartment in Kew Gardens, which means that this week we are frantically packing! While packing, I came across many projects that my kids made here at 103-11 68th Drive. Here are some of my favorites. This will also serve as an explanation for why we will not get our security deposit back. (Sorry, Bob.)

Friday, November 06, 2009

I didn't have time to work on my First Amendment project last week because I was sewing patches onto my girls' Girl Scout uniforms. These patches are in theory iron-on, but I was cautioned by the troop leader that they fall off easily when ironed on. Also, we don't own an iron.

I should mention that the sewing was long overdue. The afternoon before the first Girl Scout meeting, I realized that I had forgotten to sew on the patches. Desperate and mildly ashamed, I stapled the patches to the vests. My older daughter was fine with this, but my younger daughter was silent and forlorn. I asked her what the problem was, and said "I'm embarrassed!" I assured her that the stapling was temporary, and promised that I would properly sew the patches in time for the next meeting. Which, in fact, I did.

So now, with clear conscience, I can return to my First Amendment project. In the mean time, please feel free to inspect my fine stitchery.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Happy Election Day!

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