Some ideas on self-care, interdependence, and caring for others

On self-care and care for others. I keep returning to the thought of care and interdependence. By caring for myself, I am modeling for others how to care for themselves. When I am cleaning up the environment or making some food or thinking ahead to make my lunch for the next day, I can do … Continue reading “Some ideas on self-care, interdependence, and caring for others”

A nice streak of activity and social stuff

Continuing my trend of feeling frisky and getting out of the house – in the last few days I went to a party with friends I haven’t seen in a long time (a white elephant xmas party), another fairly mellow get together in some guy’s warehouse with people I don’t really know at all, which … Continue reading “A nice streak of activity and social stuff”

Happy National Coming Out Day!

It’s that day again! I wrote a coming-out story some years ago, and it’s in a book, Can I Sit With You?. Here’s a link to the full story online if you’d like to read it. It’s called “The Sex Change of Zyax II“. True story from my 5th grade life in Houston, Texas in … Continue reading “Happy National Coming Out Day!”

Noisebridge! Best thing ever!

On April 2nd and 3rd I am going to spend several hours teaching at least 70 high school physics students how to solder and some alluring information about contributing to open source software! They are doing a project to design and build a solar home. If you know anything about electronics or solar energy cells … Continue reading “Noisebridge! Best thing ever!”

Hacking class for kids

My son’s school had a day this week called “Festival of Numbers”, a day where they invited the geeky parents and anyone else to come teach fun hands-on classes about science, math, engineering, or computer concepts. There were GPS treasure hunts along with classes on origami and code-breaking, probabilities in poker, bubble blowing, calculus, and … Continue reading “Hacking class for kids”