A Real Live Film in Our Back Yard

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Some people from the university are shooting a film out back of the building for a couple of days. We asked if it was all right for H.o.p. to watch. So, that’s what H.o.p. did all day. Tonight he asked for a clapboard. I thought it would be good experience for him to watch and get an idea of what …

We don’t like least common multiples

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H.o.p. was relating to me one of his stories today (as he does everyday) and my ears lit up as he started talking about his cartoon characters undergoing a “dimension paradox” but I’m not supposed to post the details because he wants to keep it a surprise. I think I can relate it involves a black hole. (And a couple …

Preparations

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Have been getting all our online curriculum/study aid subscriptions up to date, signed up for the zoo classes, and just finished ordering a slew of books. The way we schedule schooling, we’ve always begun immediately after Labor Day as opposed to August. But I’ve started prepping H.o.p. for the idea of returning to his studies. (Personally, I wouldn’t mind if …

In Which H.o.p. Corrects Me

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“Oh, no, that’s real world violence. I don’t want to see any real world violence, it’s too scary,” says H.o.p., glimpsing a video of protests in Iran. So I explain to him what it’s about and that it doesn’t show anything extreme. I give some historical context but also accidentally misreferenced on a significant point. And H.o.p. corrected me. Not …

H.o.p. Discovers Scratch

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I never anticipated trying to help my son make a computer game. Teaching him Photoshop, helping with animation programs etc., yes. But a computer game??? He’s working in MIT’s Scratch and I haven’t a clue. More and more poses (called costumes) he makes. And sprites. And backgrounds. Eventually he’s going to be serious when he says he wants to add …

The First Emperor Exhibit

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Not only did we hit the King Tut exhibit at the Civic Center last Friday, the Wednesday before we visited The First Emperor, China’s Terracotta Army exhibit at the High. Again, no photos permitted so I’ve none to offer. At the link there are videos which we’ll no doubt spend time watching over the coming couple of weeks, including a …