Two family related pieces to plug:
My Dad wrote a piece for the Marin Independent Journal on the obstacle that standardized testing has become in American education. I'm bias, but I do think it's pretty darned spot-on. I only wish the people who control how education is funded and mapped in the US would read and be changed by it.
"An obstacle, not a solution" >>
Meanwhile, my sister has a new web site to help promote her art. I'm helping her lay it out and get it going, and we still have to update the prices and add a few more pieces.
Check it out: