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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 […]

Finding Fish 2

July 27, 2011


Day 2 – After a fun day of fishing yesterday, she wanted to go back again and fish some more.  We needed to go to the store to get smaller hooks (the fish were too small for the hooks we used) and a few items.  We went to get outfitted (along with some fudge), and […]


July 26, 2011


“The troubles of modern life come from being divorced from nature.” Isaac Asimov Her first fish was a Red Ear Sunfish. Standard ultra light rod and reel.  4lb test monofilament.  Small hook and live earthworm.  2 foot lead from small red/white bobber. She had trouble casting over the edge of the railing, so I cast it […]

Cabin Fever

July 22, 2011


Summer is in slow swing. Not full swing.  Not even half swing. We wake up late.  Go to sleep late. Do one thing in the oppressive heat and call it quits. Do the dog park. Do dinner. Whew.  Exhausted.  When’s bedtime? This summer has been the first time where I’ve done almost nothing. Last summer, […]

I Told You So

July 21, 2011


Remember when I said that rewarding mediocrity would bring down our nation? Or something like that? I’ve always believed that educating children requires hard work and some uncomfortable feelings.  Anyone who thinks that education should be all hugs and kisses and warm fuzzy green colored charts is just insane.  We’ve reduced our elementary school kids […]

Memories Conjured By Confused Child

July 18, 2011


“Hang it up,” we said. “How do I hang it up?” The Girl asked. She was holding the hotel phone. The cord sagged between the cradle and the child. She looked at the receiver and back at us. The Girl enjoys grabbing things and asking about them, playing with them, and generally finding out all […]

Don’t Sit in the Aisle

July 6, 2011


Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think a bookstore is a library, and I don’t treat it like one. I have a perfectly good local library I can abuse. And we’ve abused it enough. And we’ve contributed to the additional abuse it can hope to have in the future. But, bookstores are in the business […]