Build Your Own Theremin

My husband is hard to shop for, so I find it quite satisfying when I find him an interesting, unexpected gift that he enjoys. This year it was a kit to build your own mini-theremin. I’ve always found the theremin to be an intriguing instrument. It’s perfect it produces such spooky, Dark Shadows-y sounds, because […]

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Ten Geeky Ways to Green Up

If, like me, you’re concerned about the state of our world from an environmental standpoint, you might be pondering a New Year’s resolution that has more to do with making a change on a global scale rather that on your bathroom scale. Implement some – or all – of these ideas to make a positive […]

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Race to Nowhere: A Film to Make Us Think

GeekMom Amy Kraft wrote awhile back about the crazy-making process of getting her child into the “right” school: My daughter just started Kindergarten at a New York City public school. The process of getting her there began when she was two years old and I started touring schools, fearing that if I didn’t like any […]

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Review: Project: Happily Ever After

I consider myself to be happily married. Even so, there’s been a time or two I would have liked to throttle my husband (and in fairness, he’s probably felt the same about me). Author Alisa Bowman took her marriage difficulties a step further: She actually planned her husband’s funeral. Hoped for it, even. Things were […]

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Scandinavian Christmas Heart Baskets

I enjoy traditional holiday decorations: an evergreen wreath on the door; candles in the windows; white lights on the tree; resplendent reds, deep greens and brilliant gold adorning the mantle (and anything else that will stand still, honestly).  I also like to bring in elements of my cultural heritage, whether they were introduced in my childhood or not.  Being […]

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