Back from Hiatus and Happy Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

Hello all!  Thank you for patiently bearing with my silence.  Health issues and a very busy post-holiday work schedule disrupted the posting of Brain Popcorn, but we’re back to a weekly update schedule just in time to gear up for that spring that everybody is so desperate to reach.

(In fact, I’m just about ready to strap on some jetpack skates to see if I can get to spring any faster.)

Antonio Pirrello's gasoline-powered roller skates, featured on the National Museum of Rollerskating. Click for link.

(I love those skates.  They have a conveniently and appropriately Seussian look to them, too.  On Beyond Zebra, indeed!)

Today is also Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, celebrated here in the U.S. with Read Across America Day.

Theodor Geisel and one of his creations, at the Dr. Seuss National Memorial in Springfield MA

On March 2, the National Education Association calls for every child to be reading in the company of a caring adult.

In the spirit of Read Across America (Oh the places you’ll go!), I offer up an illustration from How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum, by Keri Smith.  Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss, and thanks for the brain food!


2 thoughts on “Back from Hiatus and Happy Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

  1. Hey! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to
    give a quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy
    reading through your posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with
    the same subjects? Thanks for your time!


    • I have a list of blogs I like to read on my resources page, but I can also recommend The Artful Parent, Filth Wizardry, and What’s Happening at the Providence Children’s Museum as fun reads. For more of the geeky, less of the education/museum side, one of my favorites is Stellar Four.


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