From Chicago to China and Back Again: Susan Blumberg-Kason

Not long ago I had the pleasure to meet Susan Blumberg-Kason, author of the recently-published memoir Good Chinese Wife. The book is a very honest and brave look at Susan's difficult marriage to a charismatic mainland scholar and musician, Cai. They met in Hong Kong, spent time in China and settled in San Francisco, where... Continue Reading →

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THEROCKMOM SUPERLATIVES: My Most Popular Post

After five years of posts - music-related, parenting-related, Hong Kong-related, comedic, serious, somewhere in between - my most-read post remains this one. It didn't require any research or interviews, no field work, no iTunes purchases. Just over 500 words about how I spent an afternoon at my girls' school. In terms of page views, it's... Continue Reading →

To Beyonce or Not To Beyonce?

That’s the question on my mind this week as I ponder what life has in store for America’s most famous new Mom, Beyonce Knowles Carter. I wonder what kind of nanny she’s going to hire. A drag queen, as suggested by some pseudo-reality-celeb? A reformed thug aka Memphis Poppins, from mediatakeout.com? It’s a crucial hiring... Continue Reading →

Lady Gaga Math

I couldn't resist. Lady Gaga makes such good copy: BIG thanks to my friend and fellow music lover, Stephanie, for rendering the jpeg.

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