The Kraken has a second friend! Friend #2! It's a minor miracle, you guys! Okay, actually, he claims he has a friend. I'm still not 100% convinced the other kid knows they're friends, but I'm not about to burst his tiny, socially confused bubble. It's okay goblin. You'll figure out how basic social interactions work eventually. And … Continue reading The Economy Depends on Dinosaurs
Broccoli is actually just an extremely tiny species of tree. The bigger version was once the main staple in the brontosaurus’s diet. The brontosaurus was so a real dinosaur. (So were triceratops!) College is basically like Hogwarts, but they don’t start teaching you the cool spells until after you declare your major. Their godmother really … Continue reading Lies I Will Someday Tell My Children
Wait, seriously? I'll admit it. I'm irrational when it comes to Julie Taymor. Between turning The Lion King into a show that's so hair-on-the-back-of-your-arms awesome that now it's a cliche to even talk about how good it is, and Titus (which I did not spend all spring break my sophomore year in college watching repeatedly, including … Continue reading A Tempest In My Heart
I admit it. Shakespeare isn't exactly the Coolest of Interests. You might even say that it's a touch nerdy. A smidge geeky. A smarty pants way of spending your time even. But there's something worse. Much worse. So very muchly worse that I hesitate even to write it down. Trekkies. That's right, the weirdos who … Continue reading How to Make Shakespeare Even Geekier
HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?! Sorry, I know a lot of people hate all-caps. But honestly. This is a three-year-old reciting one of my favorite poems, "Litany" by Billy Collins. I was lucky enough to get to hear him read this himself when I was in college, and let me just say... the toddler does it … Continue reading Of Poet Laureates and Toddlers
I'm a huge Shakespeare nerd. No really, I used to carry the Collected Works around the back yard, declaiming monologues when I was in 2nd grade. I had no idea what they meant of course, but they sounded so good! At any rate, it's only appropriate that I start this blog with a quote from Big Willy himself...