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Chalk4Peace 2012

January 15, 2012


Today, we participated in the Chalk4Peace event at our school. The event brought together about 30 people from the community (much smaller than desired). But, we had fun, nonetheless. The Girl , The Wife, and I had lots of fun drawing and coloring for a few hours. She even took the initiative to color on […]

Lightsaber Noises

January 11, 2012


The other night we were driving home and began making lightsaber noises with our mouths. Of course, it did become a competition and I insisted that I made the most excellent lightsaber noises of the family. Kokkiree insisted that she was the most awesomest, which was eagerly supported by the completely biased opinion of The […]

Twenty Eleven

January 1, 2012


Top Personal Moments of 2011 1. Marrying Kokkiree on a beach in Florida with a small group of close friends and family 2. Getting the hell out of Florida 3. Finding dream job at a dream school in a dream location 4. Doing an awesome cross-country trip with family while taking sightseeing stops in the […]


August 4, 2011


There’s always a story. You’ve heard people start to tell you a story and then say, “you probably don’t want to know because it’s complicated.”  They want to tell you the story.  They want you to ask them for the story. Those stories are simple stories with no earned drama.  The drama is in getting […]

Take Two

August 3, 2011


Check your medicine cabinet. You might be surprised at what you find. Anything that “expired” in 2009? Go ahead and throw that away. It’s no good anymore. Sure, it might have only been used once. You spent $8 on that children’s cold medicine at 11:00pm because the little one couldn’t sleep. Then, it got tucked […]

The Next Three Days

August 2, 2011


We’re down to three days.  Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday. Then, we’re gone. Three of us.  Three days. One dog.  One car. We’re thankful to be leaving. We’re thankful to have you following. Hopefully our escape won’t be as exciting as Russell Crowe breaking his wife out of prison in the movie above. Although, hmm…  

Pretty Pathetic

August 1, 2011


We remarked on it when we first started packing. It all came down to a few tiny boxes.  That’s all she had left. She had a small tin box of plastic toys. She had a few puzzles. She had a box of dress-up clothes and costumes. She had the art supplies. It was that small […]