I’m proud of my piece at GeekMom today: An interview with my friend Holly Miller, who battled her school district for three years to get necessary Braille instruction for her son, Hank. Hank, like my own Wonderboy, has oculocutaneous albinism—in Hank’s case, the effects on his vision are severe. He is legally blind. But the school district considers him a sighted reader and opposed teaching him Braille. Holly and her husband Jeff took the case to court—and won. I hope you’ll click through and read the article!
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Maria asked about the book Beanie was poring over in this photo. I replied in the comments, but in case you missed it: it’s the Mouse Guard role-playing game manual, a gorgeous hardcover, fully illustrated book by David Petersen, published by Archaia.
You may recall my gushing about the Mouse Guard graphic novels many times over the past several years; Petersen’s artwork is phenomenal and my children, especially Beanie, have thoroughly enjoyed the stories and have reread the books many times.
We’ve had the RPG manual for a couple of years and I know Beanie has put dozens of hours into creating characters and backstory. I’m not sure how many campaigns the kids have actually run but we’re planning to launch one soon. Beanie has been regaling me with her character’s family history…her young mouse soldier has apiary and insect-lore skills, and hails from a small village in the west. 🙂
…Austen, that is. I meant to link to this last week: one* of my favorite finds at Wondercon.
*The link goes to a GeekMom post about my favorite Wondercon finds, plural, but it was the LittleBookwormz “J is for Jane” shirt (and W is for William, E is for Edgar, etc) that I thought my Bonny Glen friends might be particularly interested in. 🙂
(And yep, you bet I brought one home for my own Jane!)
Occurs to me I forgot to share yesterday’s GeekMom post, a follow-up to recent posts here on Bonny Glen: Why Curated Content Matters.
My Diigo share widget is working quite well. It’s a satisfactory way for me to share links with others, although it lacks the reciprocity of Reader Share; you can’t comment back on my links. But please always feel free to come here to discuss anything I’ve shared, eh?
Now what I need to know is this: where are YOU sharing curated links now that your handy Reader Share button is no more?
My review of First Second’s wonderful Nursery Rhyme Comics is up at GeekMom.
In the meantime, please click through to GeekMom to see my photo-essay of the streets of San Diego Comic-Con. Rose and Beanie were as wowed by the outside-the-con sights as the inside-the-con spectacle.
Part Four of my GeekMom series on Google+ is up. Today’s topic: assorted tips.
Addendum: in the comments, the very wise Sherry asks a sensible question: If you’re already active on FB/blogs/Twitter, what’s so appealing about yet another social network? Here’s my answer. (Nutshell version: G+ has everything I want in a social network—except YOU. You-plural. I wish you were all there.) 😉
Part Three of my GeekMom Guide to Google+ is up today! This time we tackle: how to find your friends there.
P.S. Even if you aren’t inclined to join Google+, you can still read the public posts of people who are active there. If you Google a name, the top link now will probably be that person’s Google profile. You can click the “posts” tab on any profile to see public posts—sort of like another form of blogging. For example, here’s mine.
Today at GeekMom I’m tackling Google+ profiles and privacy.