dr. seuss

This Week in Boomer History: Liz & Dick … ‘Cat in the Hat’ … ‘Dock of the Bay’

Posted on 03/9/2014 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

PoliticsNotable events from our shared experience Mikhail Gorbachev assumes leadership of the Soviet Union on March 11, 1985. In 1990, Gorbachev wins the Nobel Peace Prize for helping to end the Cold War. In a notorious incident, neighbors in Queens, New York fail to respond to the cries of Kitty Genovese, 28, as she is stabbed to death in the street on March 13, 1964. Levi Strauss Co. begins selling bell-bottom jeans on March 11, 1969. The Cat in the Hat is published March 12, 1957. “It is the …

An App for the Long Distance Bedtime Story

Posted on 11/15/2012 by | Technology | Comments

TechnologyMany of my friends’ grandchildren live far away from them.  They lament over coffee about how much they miss the little tykes and wish they could be more involved in their lives.   They use Skype and Facetime to talk on the phone with them, but they often bemoan the fact they can’t read books to the little ones more often. If you and your kids or grandkids own an Apple device, the force of your voice can be with them. …