Tag Archives: Parenting

Grandpa Santa

Silence is golden.  I’m thankful that Katrina added water to our large fish aquarium in the living room last night before going to bed.  Yesterday the sound was atrocious, as if I were on a white water rafting trip while … Continue reading

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Olivia’s Storytime

There she goes again, bounding gracefully by as she wisps through the room like a deer in the forest.  Her two little legs continually hop-skip wherever they take her, and as every leap separates her feet from the floor, she … Continue reading

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Nuts!

The squirrels have been busy around our place, although I don’t actually recall an actual sighting of one recently.  If I were guessing, they probably spend a good bit of their time at some nearby creek or other water source … Continue reading

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The Last Graduate

I took a painting class one time.  I have no idea why.  Stupid I guess.  I suppose I watched one too many episodes of that guy that was on PBS on Saturday mornings, the guy with the huge afro, Bob … Continue reading

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We’re All Gonna Die!

Growing up near the hill country of Arkansas introduced me early on to my dad’s enthusiastic driving on treacherous mountain roads.  Most of our trips did not take us “over the river and through the woods”, but up the mountains … Continue reading

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Blood Suckers and Rock Crabs

I used to fret a lot about things that are out of my control.  Now I don’t fret so much about those things but have migrated on to a new list of concerns, a list which is constantly changing.  It’s funny … Continue reading

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A Hiding Place

I found a hiding place.  Just for a moment, one solitary moment, I found it.  For a brief moment I sat down in the midst of clutter, a stained mop bucket, dirty clothes, and a broken down baby stroller.  While … Continue reading

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