Friday, September 29, 2006


Spring Planting

No really, I've been planting and buying plants for spring. And it isn't officially fall yet. And I don't want fall to go away (because I love fall, I mean, all of me but my sinuses, but whatever) or life to move too fast (it does that on its own, I do not need to encourage it). But I would love to wake up next spring and have a garden. Not just soil that needs to be weeded (and de-clayed, but that's a whole 'nother story). So here are pictures of everything I've planted or will plant before frost. Except my butterfly bush. Because I can't find the exact picture. But it's dark magenta colored and small at the moment. Does anyone know if you're suposed to dead-head butterfly bushes? I have been because otherwise the old ugly spent points just sit there in perpetuity. Let me know. My father can't answer this one and neither can the internet. And if it's stumped Dad and google it may be a question no one's answered before.

Monday, September 25, 2006



I'm curious what JW thinks about this? It's good to have a friend who knows about this sorta stuff.

Sunday, September 24, 2006


Radical Math

This is really cool
I'm going to definitely use this resource. Anything to make math relate to people and people to relate to math.

The ideas and philosophy of radical math come from Bob Moses who happens to be Hamilton College class of 1952 or something. He was one of the very first African Americans to graduate from Hamilton and he has made a huge impact in the world of education and multiculturalism and social justice and power through public education.
Here's a great Bob Moses quote that the Radical Math folk have on their site.
"The most urgent social issue affecting poor people and people of color is economic access... [and that] depends crucially on math and science literacy."
- Bob Moses
Isn't that the truth?

Friday, September 22, 2006


Inviting my favorites from the real world and the blogworld to my Rosh Hashana Dinner

We're having the DC Jewbians over for dinner tomorrow night. If any of you find yourself in DC without a place to eat and want to join us we'll be chowing down around 5:30. N and I would be happy to have you.

Email or post a comment, ok?

L'shana tova.



cooking for Rosh Hashana

Well, my kitchen is head to toe in spinach (frozen, don't worry! not the bad ecoli fresh stuff!) and lucky green is her color.

The green comes from my mom's famous fritata. It's not like a fritata you get for brunch (unlike plain scrambled eggs- fine for plain breakfast, those fancy, "i'm at brunch" fritatas are just for that weird weekend uppermiddle class meal- "brunch"). It's like a yummy spinachy, cheesy holiday special thing. It's not a real holiday without it. It started out as a Pesach recipe and I think it could be considered the worlds most sucessful Pesach food. Here's the recipe.

1 cup cottage cheese (I usually use 2%)
1/2 cup monterey jack
4 eggs
1/2 cup matzo meal (you can use flour when it's not Pesach)
2 of those frozen boxes of spinach
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 357 degrees f

Defrost the spinach. If you have time do this in the fridge for 8-12 hours. If you buy your spinach at the last minute (um, like me), put it in a colander and run warm water over it.

Squeeze all the water out of the spinach- you don't want it too wet.

Add cottage cheese, monterey jack, eggs, matzo meal, salt and pepper. Mix to combine. Pour mixture into a greased brownie pan (or for appetizers, a cup cake pan, sans cupcake papers).

Bake for 45 minutes untl top is nice and brown. Let cool for 5-10 minutes. Eat. Yum. Great cold the next day, Great warmed up the next day (and shoved into pita for school lunch...)

YUM. YUM. I smell my fritata cooking, can you?

Monday, September 18, 2006


Queer-Jewish Identity

I saw Leslea Newman at the DCJCC today. The lit festival. She was talking about JewishQueer identity politics with two other doubleyblessed folks (though most said, not double! triple at least!!!)- Lev Raphel (he's the son of 2 holocaust survivors too) and Michael Lowenthal. It was... slightly disapointing I must say. I mean the reason why I go to see this stuff is to hear writers talking about writing. And this was just a bunch of queer jews talking about dual identity. which i didn't need to go to a literary festival to see. I mean. That's what I have the Jewbians for, right? Whatever. I love Leslea's writing- very very very authentic (and she mentioned something about that- something along the lines of her needing to come to terms with her jewishness if she was to come to terms with her queerness-- if she was going to accept the authentic lesbian leslea then she needed to accept the authentic total leslea- who was a Jew. I liked that.

Anyhow, that's what I've got to say about that right now. I'm going to think a bit more on the topic and right more when's it's not 1 in the morning. Ugh. A week a nightmares and now I've decided to become and insomniac? Oy.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Finding interesting music

Hey all, take a listen here and make sure your volume is on. "My strange nation" is an interesting song- it reminds me of something my mother would have played me growing up (aka, folk/antiwar/hippie music). You can download the MP3 and the lyrics on the site.

Good listenin'

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?