Casaubon's Book

These are two of my sons, Judah and Zion. Adorable, no? Yeah, I think so too. And they are so sweet. Zion loves animals, he wants to know everything about them. And anything that begins with the letter Z ‘My yetter!” Judah is one of the sweetest natured kids on the earth – if someone…

Pssst…Wanna Buy a Farm?

As I mentioned some months ago, we are planning on selling our farm in Knox, NY (The farm is in the town of Knox, but the address is 43 Crow Hill Road, Delanson, NY – for reasons obscure to us even after a decade and a half, the mail goes two towns away) and moving…

Adoption Day!!!!!

More soon, but I can finally show you pictures of my whole family. We celebrated the adoption of Deniece, Rimonah, Judah, Malkiah and Hezekiah yesterday, to our incredible joy! I have professional pictures coming, and will do good ones of each individual child, but here’s the best one of the whole family so far. Thanks…

Growing in So Many Ways

We came back from the developmental pediatrician yesterday in a jubilant mood. Two of my sons came to us with significant developmental delays. Both of them have made wonderful progress, so last night was an occasion for celebration. A lot of parents have children who are delayed in some ways. Some kids catch up. Some…

In one of my last posts, I argued that White children need to read Black children’s books as much or more than Black children, and more importantly, need to read lots of good children’s books with Black language, culture and heroes. They also need to read about other non-White cultures, but given the beginning of…

Update on Our Lives

Since Zion’s arrival as a newborn in 2013, this blog has been quite quiet. First I wanted to give Zion the same time and resources that my other babies had. Then just as we started to get back on our feet, the flood of adding four kids to our home, including three under three (plus…

I don’t know a single person on any end of the political spectrum who doesn’t want to see an end to police shootings of black folk. I don’t know a single person who doesn’t want to make sure that shootings like the Charleston one never happen again. But most ordinary white people also don’t have…

Not That There Was Any Doubt…

But just in case you were wondering, there is basically no chance whatsoever that Climate Change could be happening without human intervention. I realize that we’ll be hearing about this point 0.01 possibility until we all die, but just so we all know.

Are you new to this parenting gig? About to give birth or adopt or take on a foster placement? Or maybe you’ve had one easy kid, and are about to go to two and sense that things are about to change radically. Or maybe you have them, but you feel like you are missing something…

My children made me try a chocolate-covered gummy bear the other day. Now a chocolate gummy bear is not a local, sustainable or home-grown food, and frankly, I don’t like gummy bears (the only good use I ever had for them was in college, where nothing would keep posters on cinder-block walls without damaging the…