• So Much Language

    Storm is speaking. A lot. All the time. In three languages. His vocabulary has continued its rapid growth, and his grammar is emerging. He regularly uses 3, 4 or 5 word utterances, and he repeats

  • What we’ve been up to…

    I have half written a bunch of posts since I defended my dissertation, and we moved to Irvine. I obviously never got around to finishing them and publishing them. We've had a lot to do. But just

  • A Good Dissertation is a Done Dissertation

    Yesterday morning, I looked at the calendar and I was shocked. It's July! I have no idea how spring disappeared so fast. On the other hand, I could easily reverse-engineer how I have spent my time

  • Developing Language

    I've been working on this post about Storm's growing vocabulary for a while now. I just couldn't seem to find the right time to finish it. In my head, I was waiting for his language development to

  • Things to make with your excess sourdough starter

    I've now been maintaining my sourdough starter for nearly three months. It's going well. After the initial failure to produce edible bread with this starter, I have baked a batch of successful breads

  • BLK!

    For the past couple of months, Storm has been steadily increasing his vocabulary. It is amazingly wondrous and fun to witness him learning labels for things. And for the most part, Storm is mostly

  • Impossible Burger

    Through friends of friends with connections, we obtained some Impossible "meat", which is not meat at all but a plant-based protein, which looks, cooks, and tastes much like beef. We've eaten

  • A Sort of Progress Report

    After returning to San Diego, I have started implementing changes to my life-style in order to reduce some of my impact on the planet. Some things have gone well, others not so much. This post is a

  • Walking

    Although we are firm believers in Storm reaching his developmental milestones in his own good time (as if there were any other way...), we have been watching his progress towards walking very closely.

  • Return of the Sourdough Bread

    I'm baking again! I'm super excited about it. I started a new sourdough starter shortly after we returned to San Diego, and last week I baked with it for the first time. Unfortunately, it wasn't quite