Cool ideas

Cool Idea: through the lens lightly

April 6, 2008

A friend in real life prompts this latest Cool Ideas by Cool People post. My friend is Mary Beth, and she blogs at In The Painting of Chaos. She came through the Infertility Tunnel with two adorable sons, courtesy of Dr Alexander of Colorado Reproductive Endocrinology. (Oh, yeah, courtesy of her husband, too.) Her Cool […]

Cool Idea: make hugs, not war

February 23, 2008

Joanne of Forever Parents has awarded the latest Cool Ideas by Cool People Award. And this is so clearly cool that even Oprah has taken notice. Juan Mann (if you ever had any doubts, truly Juan Mann can make a difference) is the cool person behind the Free Hugs campaign. To get a sense for […]

Cool Idea: summer fun

February 16, 2008

Faithful readers will remember that my husband and I spent two years teaching at an international school in Syria in the late 1990s. We had a wonderful time living in a culturally rich community (expats from dozens of countries), getting to know mainstream Islam (which is represented by radical Islam about as closely as Fred […]

Cool Ideas by Cool People: The Grady Grossman School

January 31, 2008

Adoption feels like a genetic connection because it links you directly, not only to your own gene pool, but to the genes of all humanity, all the way to the roots from which we all originated. Adoption carries the added dimension of connection not only to your own tribe but beyond, widening the scope of […]