Sing Along with Eric (My New Theme Song!)

As a kid, I loved singing the theme songs to my favorite TV shows, such as The Brady Bunch, The Addams Family, Gilligan’s Island, Green Acres and many more. For years, I’ve yearned for my own theme song. Now that dream is a reality. Wahoo!

A few weeks ago, I came up with the silly lyrics for “ONE Jordan Brown.” I shared these with talented composer Eric Rockwell, who I met years ago at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop in NYC. (Eric was the composer and one of the stars of the delightful off-Broadway hit The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!).

Eric not only agreed to set my lyrics to music, but also gave them a razzle-dazzle performance for this web site. Enjoy!

If you’re inspired to sing along, here are the lyrics.

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Review of Robo World

A few years ago, Joseph Henry Press hired me to write an in-depth biography of Cynthia Breazeal, a world-famous roboticist. The result was Robo World: The Story of Robot Designer Cynthia Breazeal. My book was part of a series of biographies profiling the lives and work of contemporary women scientists. This series also spawned the exciting Women’s Adventures in Science web site. The Cynthia Breazeal page, which I also wrote, can be found here. Don’t miss the Make a Robot game, inspired by Breazeal’s most famous robot, Kismet.

Anyway, the editor of the series just shared a very favorable review (PDF) which appeared this month in Science magazine. Enjoy!

I’d love to hear comments or questions from anyone who’s read Robo World, or is interested in teaching children about robots.

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