Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

I was inspired by RetroRuth of MidCenturyMenu (terrific blog) to make a lamb cake.  The results were pretty adorable if I do say so myself.

Older Daughter named the lamb "Bartholomew".

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Video!

I just finished my first-ever video, showing the process of my latest painting! Take a look!
The music is by Nino Rota, from the movie "Roma", by Federico Fellini.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Adderall in College

Today in the NYTimes, an article by Roger Cohen called The Competition Drug.

I liked this comment:

Donald Seekins
Waipahu HI

When I lived in Hong Kong in 1970, someone told me that most local Chinese who took opium didn't do so to visit La-la Land (like Coleridge) but to dull the pain of bodies that were physically run down by back-breaking labor. To solve the opium problem, workers didn't need sermons on living a clean life but better working conditions. I think much the same is true of Adderall. We drive students to take this and other drugs through insane academic competition. We tell young people they should work hard to get good grades, pulling all-nighters, but we don't educate them to understand that going to an elite college is not worth ruining their physical and mental health. Use of Adderall will go down drastically when the high stakes of the academic rat-race are replaced by more intelligent and sane standards.