Curiousity, Monkeys, and Children: The Measure & Value of Play 

This morning, as most mornings, my 3.6 year old popped into my room and into my bed. After snuggling with his little brother, and tossing him enthusiastically from his belly where he had hoisted him to hug and bounce and sort of toss him around, he jumped out of bed and headed straight to work. […]

What would I have done if not this? 

Everything has its honeymoon period. I believe that I have just exited my honeymoon with West Philadelphia. At least I’ve observed this pattern often enough to know that it always comes and doesn’t have to constitute a crisis, just careful observation and measured response. The summer was hot; the humidity high, the city loud, dirty, […]