My sister invited me to her first annual Dr. Seuss-themed Passover seder. "I hope you're serving green eggs, no ham," I quipped.
So Dr. Seuss' birthday was last week. Many don't know this, but Theodore Geisel died of throat cancer. Cancer has taken a lot of amazing people, but taking Dr. Seuss was beyond the pale to me. So in honor of his birthday, and with great affection, I present to you...
While being a writer is great and challenging and being a mother is great and challenging, trying to be both simultaneously can sometimes feel like a recipe for disaster.
An innovator in many ways -- from his use of text to the illustrations he created -- Dr. Seuss opened up new worlds for children and adults. While his primary contributions may very well be in the world of reading, his books offer important lessons for mathematics learning as well.
It seems that parents of tweens are unfairly caught between trying to keep their avid readers interested in reading while ensuring the content isn't making them mature too fast.
"Sounds like a real man cave," he continued, turning to Chris. "All that's missing is a moose head over the fireplace." "It's an elk," I said. "A twelve-point elk," Chris clarified.
Where do we go from here? Time will tell if a modern French styled bistro will fill the void left by the absence of deep wooden walls, whaling murals and worn red leather booths where many famous "bottoms" sat.
Once there was a little boy, aged... who cares, let's say 10; Who grew with Seuss and Silverstein; their books his only friends... Who grew up feeling...
Seussical did a wonderful job sparking the imaginations of my children. It is a must-see for anyone who loves, or who has ever loved, a Dr. Seuss book. And, let's face it, that includes everyone who is, or ever has been, a child.
When I recall the things I admired most about Robert F. Kennedy -- his fire, his faith, his Quixote-like tilt against racial injustice -- I'm reminded that it's hard to find heroes like that anymore, especially during an election season.
"Our Mom is so calm!" Said no one that day. "What self-control!" Said no one, ever, not one, nope, no, nay.
Before he introduced us to Sneetches, the Lorax, and green cuisine -- Dr. Seuss was a typical corporate drone, illustrating ads for major companies.
The DreamBox is a solar-powered video booth that the public can walk into and speak about their greatest dream, or aspiration in life. Using the power of film and social media, Saunders believes those dreams can and will come true.
There's no question you'll get much more value out of watching and rewatching The Cat In The Hat than the latest stab at puffing up a Seuss tale into a movie.
At one in the morning my toddler screams from her room, "Mommy, I need you!" she wails with gloom. With eyes half open and feet full of lead, I make my way down the hall to her bed.
And what wars, what cycles of violence and despair and with what weapons used, will follow the next economic tragedy, engulfing a world already poverty-maddened past the point of desperation?