Three Things Thursday

1. I’m bitchy about people being a real bitch.
2. I’m bitchy about people belittling others.
3. I’m bitchy to myself about how I should be a bitch.

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Three Things Thursday

Three things that bring me joy

1. My family

2. The unexpected

2. The expected

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Wordless Wednesdays

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Dads in the Mix: Loving Day

June 12 will be a very special day for my family.  That is because it will be the first year we celebrate Loving Day.

On June 12, 1967 the Supreme Court of the United States legalized interracial marriage with its decision in the case of Loving v. Virginia.  As ridiculous as it was, before that it was a felony which carried a penalty of one year in prison to be in an interracial marriage in Virginia.  The Lovings were actually arrested in their own home while sleeping.

The fact is that many states had laws at one time or another against interracial marriage and interracial relationships in general.  There was also an attempt to pass a constitutional amendment to ban interracial marriages.  The last such law, although rendered unenforceable by the Loving case, was an Alabama law which was only removed from the books in 2000!

Issue of prejudice, fear and hate still exist in this country and worldwide and Loving Day is just one way to fight back through education and . . . love.  

As I have written in past posts, there really is no such thing as race.  It is a construct of society that has come about because of prejudice, hatred and fear.  This is a chance to express to the world a value system that includes treating all people as individuals and as equals with respect and dignity.  This is a chance to celebrate multiculturalism.  This is an opportunity to build a strong sense of community among people of all backgrounds, cultures, genders, religions, sexual orientations, and anything else that artificially separates us.

If you are in Los Angeles, check out the Japanese American National Museum,  They have an exhibit called “Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids” by Kip Fulbeck.  Mr. Fulbeck will speak along with President Obama’s sister Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng. To find a celebration in your area or, better yet, to publicize one you will be hosting, visit lovingday.org.  They even provide a celebration kit if you are interested.

I encourage all those who value equality to share in the celebration.  Whether it’s a talk with your kids or a large shindig, please join my family in spreading the love.

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Dad Blogs Wordless Wednesday

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New Shots From Berg Girl 2

Dad Blogs Wordless Wednesday

(This is a Dad-blogs Wordless Wednesday post so pretend this sentence is not here ;-)
Berg Girl 1 was the photographer for a while. Now, Berg Girl 2 is on a photography kick. Here are some of her recent shots.

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My New Kids Show in LA

Are you constantly looking for a new outlet for your kids’ energy, one that is also educational? Do you feel like you just need to let go and be silly sometimes yourself?

Beginning Friday April 23rd at 7:00pm and continuing the fourth Friday of every month, Grow Kid Grow in Silver Lake will be hosting “The Show Off,” a monthly program where kids and their adults can get up and jam with their minds. The program will use interactive improvisational games, hands-on activities, music and movement to explore imagination, inspiration, creativity, innovation, confidence, happiness, culture, language . . . and just plain fun! Whether you choose to get up and participate or just sit back and soak it all in, we guarantee a great time for all.

Especially geared toward children aged 3-10 and parents aged 1-267 but everyone is welcome. Come early to check out some great deals on cool, unique kid’s clothes. Grow Kid Grow is located at 4310 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029 – 323-661-GROW (4769).

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