Talking with The Bear about the stars

Here’s a Sharpie sketch intended to support a concept my daughter (9 yrs.) and I were discussing recently. I think it began with a question about the seasons, then about space, and landed somewhere around traveling at the speed of light. Anyhow…we looked up the velocity of the earth, moon, and ultimately made this “instructional graphic” to hang on the wall.


I recently bought a new MacBook Pro and gifted my old one to her along with a carrying case and headphones. A mouse was the only thing she had to buy (with her own money). Now…we can hit the coffee shop together. Which I’ve been waiting many, many years for!! And I have to say, it’s pretty incredible to have our Chai’s side-by-side, 17″ MacBook’s screen-to-screen, and plugging away amongst the local law students. But it’s not all fun ‘n games for her. She gets homework. Specifically, homework involving the use of a browser to do research or an application to solve a problem. Once she’s done with that she can go crazy on a game site. Here’s a few things she’s done so far.

This weekend she’ll have to…

  • Research allergy sensitive products.
  • Tell me who “Emilie Gossiau” is and how we can help her.
  • Give me 10, 3 syllable words that rhyme with “snowfall.”

…so, should be interesting.

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