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Fias Tibi Infantulus
Rough translation from the Latin is "You must be a baby for your own benefit." Which is a translation to Latin of one of the things I say to myself sometimes, "Sometimes you have to be your own toddler." Which really means, sometimes you have to…
Cute But Fierce
A gift for a four year old friend.
Don't Fight About Dumb Stuff
For example, if a a little doggie is pulling you in a cart don't complain about how the little doggie is pulling you.
Rein in Magical Thinking
With a nod to Joan Didion. This is my advice for coping with a cancer diagnosis (and perhaps also for coping with the academic job market).
Cultivate Radical Tolerance
Good Spousekeeping Knows No Gender (Chuppah version)
This was a square for my friends' wedding Chuppah. It was the second attempt at realizing this slogan.
How Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth is a Thankless Child
My mother said this to me when I was young, and her mother said it to her. I made this is a mother's day gift for her a few years ago.
Everyone Gets Their Ass Kicked in a Different Way
This is perhaps one of my most important personal aphorisms.
If you're normal in our family you're weird
Family portrait drawn by Ezra, about age 7.
Drawing by Leo, approximately age 3. Transferred to fabric and stitched.