Here are some of things I read this week that made me think. (These are just snippets – click on the title to read the whole thing).
Growing up in a middle-class neighborhood also scores points for you on several questions, and this too is reflected in the real-world experiences that people bring to their adult lives in the new upper class. But middle class covers a wide variety of environments, and the degree to which people who grew up in the middle class seal themselves off from that world after they reach the new upper class also varies widely, which is reflected in the wide range of possible scores.”
“If your kids are frowning about not getting to sit at the grownups table, I may be able to help you out! I made a little video with a few tips to make the Thanksgiving Kids Table the most coveted seat in the house.”
How to Have a Fancy Dinner Party for 10 People With Only $50 from Amiel Stanek at Bon Appetit
“The American bubble has burst.
You don’t live in a bubble, you say? If you’re shocked, as I am, by the Presidential election result, you live in a bubble. If you feel OK and wonder why people are overreacting, you live in a bubble. If you’re jubilant right now, you live in a bubble.
I’m not judging you or your voting choice. It happens that my candidate lost, but had she won, my point would be the same. Division in America exists apart from the candidates. The Presidential race hardened that division and brought it into the naked light of day, but it has been there all along.
It no longer matters who you voted for. We’ve made our choice. Your job now is to step outside of whatever bubble you live in and educate yourself.”
“For 30 minutes after lunch, students sweep, mop, take out the trash and even clean the bathrooms — but responsibilities rotate so no one is stuck scrubbing toilets more than two or three times a year.
De Costa says it’s easy to encourage students to respect their environment when they’re the ones responsible for preserving it.”
Things to do/see:
DISNEY ON ICE is coming to SoCal with their show WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT Dec 15, 2016 – Jan 8, 2017. Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice in this thrilling adventure, which also includes Ariel from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, as she explores her undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz, Woody, Jessie and the Disney•Pixar Toy Story gang escape Sunnyside Daycare in a daring adventure to get back to Andy’s room. Plus, enter the wintery world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. Shows are as follows:
STAPLES CENTER, Los Angeles on Thursday, December 15 at 7:30 PM
HONDA CENTER, Anaheim on Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 PM
LONG BEACH ARENA, Long Beach on Wednesday, December 28 at 7:00 PM
CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK ARENA, Ontario on Wednesday, January 4 at 7:00 PM
Tickets can be purchased at www.DisneyOnIce.com.