Monthly Archives: May 2011

Material Things, Memorial Day

My wife and I are starting to buy into the hype that our house may not, for the moment be large enough. We aren’t going to move, of course. We have sunk way too much time, money, and personal connection

Posted in The Kids

A Detective for Modern Times

Does anyone else remember Encyclopedia Brown? I used to read all these books, and solved a fair number of the cases within, which although targeted at kids usually required a decent level of scientific knowledge, such as understanding the color

Posted in Movies and TV

Yo Ho D’oh! and a Bottle of…Um…

So Becky and I saw Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides.  Don’t judge us. It was free. We got tickets by using those Rewards Codes that are inserts in Disney movies, specifically the ones in Dead Man’s Chest and

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Uncertainty Principles

This feels wrong. Not wrong, like in a “this is seedy and immoral” way. Not wrong in a “I’m not doing this right” sort of way. And I don’t mean wrong like “this is the wrong medium for my message”

Posted in Semicoherent Rambling

My Little Ticking Time Bombs

Emily is now as old as the neighbor girl was when we first moved into this house. I say this because nearly thirteen years have passed, and the sweet, sometimes flighty, little child (whose eyes nearly exploded out of her

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Wherein the blog is shut down early because someone calls social services

It is not a good day to be one of my kids. As is often the case, the whole current situation was initiated by my middle child Mira, sometimes known as Hurricane Mira, Mirasaurus, Genghis Mira, Mad Mira, Kobayashi Mira,

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Out of My Comfort Zone

I keep being told that I should have a blog. I’m pretty sure that this is because people are too polite to tell me  I’m talking too much. Or because I have days where I treat my Facebook page like

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