Category Archives: Family

So Much for Art Appreciation

“I don’t enjoy children this age.” My son’s teacher looked at me in disbelief. She had just asked if I would be willing to accompany the class on a field trip. I told her that I was available, and able, but preferred it if she could take other parents first. I indicated she could call… Continue Reading

Disappointment and Perseverance

As Americans, we love stories of scrappy underdogs, and surprising comebacks. This is not one of those stories. My son is playing baseball this year. He played in a coach pitch league last year that wasn’t very helpful in terms of teaching fundamentals. This year, though, he played in different league that was a little… Continue Reading

Have You Had a Good Thanksgiving?

Hopefully, you’ve had a great Thanksgiving. I have thoroughly enjoyed my Thanksgiving, eating tasty food, and chilling. I did have to do a little work, but not much. And, of course, I had time to reflect on my many blessings. I am grateful for many things, including: My family My faith My health My home… Continue Reading

Merry Christmas!

I’ve been enjoying my Christmas in my traditional manner: Reading and eating. The Boy is putting together his new Lego set, and it’s a rather brown Christmas, so he may get to try out his scooter later. I have a whole pile of books to get through, and Josh has gone back to bed. The… Continue Reading

I Will Never Understand High School Basketball Coaching

Last night I went to a high school basketball game to watch my cousin play. It’s been nearly 10 years since I watched my brother play while home on break from college. I don’t know. Maybe it has been 10 years. Whatever. Well, last night I watched the basketball coach pull the guy that had… Continue Reading

The Boy and His H1N1 Vaccine

Today, The Boy should be getting his H1N1 vaccine at school. I was pleased to see a permission slip come home for the swine flu vaccine, since that meant that I wouldn’t have to try to take The Boy to the health care department to get a shot. I took him in for his seasonal… Continue Reading

Evidence of What My Son Thinks of Women

I think it’s amazing. We’re at a point in society — and in my home — where my son sees women in reasonably prominent positions actively engaging in home and community life. There’s a long way to go, still, but my son is proof that maybe the next generation can get there. He was looking… Continue Reading

Family Fun

I think it’s fun when family comes. We had Josh’s cousin stay with us for most of this week and my parents came down for my brother’s graduation. I love this time of year — lots of visitors. We have a nice time, and get a change of pace. Plus, I like being with my… Continue Reading

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