New-ish work at

July 2, 2014

How I love to write for

Here are three of the latest: How (Not) To Talk to Kids about High-Stakes Tests

7 Ways to Help Kids Unplug from Technology 

and, from the fall,

Mindfulness for Teachers, a review of Andrew Solomon’s Far from the Tree,

and my best-read, best-titled article ever, My Amygdala Ate my Homework. 


This summer, I’m writing a novel about Gentrification, amateur music, and other sorts of growth in and around The Gowanus Canal.  Now that school is out, I’m hoping to post more frequently.





Richard & Jane Kennedy July 3, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Yeah, you’re back. We hoped you weren’t so swamped you couldn’t write any longer. When we started reading your blog and then read ‘Home Away,’ I am fairly sure we had one Grandchild and now have four. We see and know first hand how terribly busy peoples lives are working, raising a family and maintaining a happy and healthy marriage. Anyway, we’re glad you’re back whenever you can be. We look forward to reading your posts. Cheers to having a great summer.

Katie July 3, 2014 at 6:19 pm

I see that now that summer has returned, you are venturing toward the water again. Will you find heaven through the Gowanus, as so many of your water-based summer adventures have led you to do in the past? Can’t wait to read about this journey.

GailNHB July 6, 2014 at 5:25 pm

So good to see you back at work on the blog. I’m excited about hearing more about your novel. Good for you. I hope the writing goes well. (I need to put my bottom in a chair and do some writing myself!!! For sure. Thanks for the inspiration and indirect challenge to get to work for myself.)

Have a great summer – and a productive one.

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