An object that is surrounded by a magnetic field and that has the property, either natural or induced, of attracting iron or steel.
A person, a place, an object, or a situation that exerts attraction.
A female child, from birth to full growth.
The use of girl to refer to a woman of any age is highly likely to be considered old-fashioned or to cause offence.
Aeris, Kiki, and I watched Water for Elephants last night. And we all enjoyed it and enjoyed watching together. A number of topics came up for discussion as we watched — the Great Depression, the circus, endangered species. Kiki pointed out that we should talk about endangered animals more, particularly with Aeris because she loves animals. We came up with the idea to create a calendar, starting with yesterday’s movie and talk on Earth Day, and assign each week an animal off the endangered, and threatened, species list. We’ll learn about the animal, about what’s threatening them and what’s being done. We’ll watch shows and read books. And we’ll draw pictures and write stories.
This week is (of course) elephants. If you know something interesting about elephants, or have a story to share, please let us know!
Today is the birthday of Dr. Suess. The movie based (in theory) on his book THE LORAX opened in theaters. The Lorax is a deeply personal book for my family; as I described here my mother is memorialized as speaking “for the trees”. I do not like what I have seen in the marketing of the film and I’ve decided not to see it. I’m not going to tell anyone else not to see it but whether you do or you do not, please also consider planting a tree. For example, you can do it for one dollar here. One dollar and five minutes of your time. Please don’t wait for somebody else to do it.