Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Adaptive Physical Education

This is the second summer that Joe is matched with a Michigan State adaptive physical education student. This year Danielle is spending 12 hours during the first summer session working on sports skills, especially jumping and riding a tricycle. Joe was in a pretty negative mood for his first meeting with Danielle this afternoon. Here is how the introduction went, "Joe, don't say hello to Danielle." "Okay, hello Danielle." Oh, well, good thing Danielle is so adaptive.

"Joe, don't take a picture with Danielle."


Monday, May 28, 2007

Carleigh's Graduation

We just returned from our trip to Berea, KY to see Carleigh graduate from Berea College. Berea was founded by some of the same people who founded my alma mater Oberlin College, with the same principle of "learning and labor." Like Oberlin, it was also co-educational and interracial from its inception. At some point Oberlin started charging tuition, but Berea has remained a tuition-free institution for all who are accepted. There are so many things wrong with higher education, here is a place that is doing something right. It was a beautiful weekend in a lovely town. Hurray for Carleigh!

Dottie (proud Grandma), John, Carleigh, & Joy

John & Carleigh

Joe (had to change clothes), Carleigh & Emma

Dottie, John, Joy, Joe & Emma on the main street of Berea, KY

Carleigh & Emma at dinner the night before graduation

Friday, May 25, 2007

Photos from Boston

Here are some photos that David took during our visit in Boston.

Emma in her beloved NPR tee-shirt (from Anna Celenza who sometimes writes for the music show).

Emma, Grandma, & Joseph

Emma on the Angier School playground

Joe on the Angier School playground.
"No one's a stranger at Angier!"

Monday, May 21, 2007

Philip, Kate, Ning & CeCe

This week I am in Bloomington, IN doing research at the Kinsey Institute (that's right, THE Kinsey Institute). I began my research trip with a visit to Philip & Kate's new, fabulous home in Indianapolis. We spent a lovely day together -- the highlight was seeing Ning & Philip play at Ning's piano recital (what is a recital, without a wandering dog? See photo below)! I finally met the indomitable Cece, a gal with a lot of spunk. This morning Philip drove me to Bloomington and I began my research. Jan Shipps, who worked at the Institute in the late 1960s, met me for coffee this afternoon and entertained me with stories of the old days at Kinsey (wow). I am looking forward to spending the next two days in the archives and wandering around Bloomington.
Ning, Kate, Cece, & Philip

Philip, Ning & a wandering dog


Ning & Samantha

Saturday, May 19, 2007

A Great Season

The Falcons

Emma chasing the ball

Annie Sung & Emma

Molly Sung & Joe

The Mighty Falcons had their last game of the season. It was a beautiful day and the kids had tons of fun. Molly & Annie Sung came to the game to cheer on Emma.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Mother's Day

Barbara from "Mommy Life" collected these photos in celebration of Mother's Day. To see "Our Little Extras" click the slide show posted here and look for me and Joe!

Friday, May 04, 2007


We are packing our bags for our trip to Vermont tomorrow! All our exams are graded, I have been to an awards ceremony, and robed-up for commencement exercises, the kids are in bed, Alpha the beta fish is staying with the neighbors, and all I need to do is pack. A week in Vermont is just what I need. Now, where did I put my suitcase?