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October 26, 2013


“Daddy, I want a brownie!” “I know sweety, but they aren’t done yet. They need to finish baking.” “I want one!” “I know sweety, but they aren’t done yet. They need to finish baking.” “I want one!” This was the exchange between myself and my daughter this afternoon. It went on for several minutes – […]

Totally Gonna Steal This…

January 23, 2013


Found this through Facebook. I agree, completely, and plan to use it with my kids. What are your thoughts? ————————————————————————————————- 1. It is my phone. I bought it. I paid for it. I am loaning it to you. 2. I will always know the password. 3. If it rings, answer it. It is a phone. […]

Here we go again…

January 20, 2013


First, I know I promised to write more. My thought was that I could get a post a day completed during this month. However, real life again intervenes: between job searching and taking care of a sick family (myself included) for the past two weeks, I haven’t found the time to accomplish my resolution. That […]

Here’s another rant…

October 5, 2012


Texas law forces women to seek unsafe abortions. That’s the headline they should have used.  Because that’s what the article says.  At least, that’s my opinion of what it says. Fair warning: I’m going to rant about abortion.  I’m doing this for me and not for you.  I don’t mean to belittle your opinion on […]

This is why I write…

September 27, 2012


Well, not specifically this story, but generally this is the sort of thing that inspires me. I’ve been away for a while.  Again.  I’m sorry; life happens; I try to not let it happen, and I’m still working at it; and that’s all I have to say about that. But this post…  Wow. I think […]


April 21, 2012


There’s a movie version of Freakonomics, and it’s very interesting.  It opens with a discussion of names and the factors that people consider when choosing names for their children.  For example, some names are popular for a generation or two and then disappear for a couple decades; others show up for a generation then disappear completely.  Some […]

April 13, 2012


My son was born three days ago, at 8.5 pounds, 21.5 inches.  The total delivery time (from arrival at the hospital to the actual birth) was an hour and a half.  My wife went through the whole process without an epidural.  And where was I during this momentous ocassion? Diving in the ocean.  Next to […]