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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

Archive for December 2006

Haven’t Drunk a Drop

It’s New Year’s Eve, and I sit here with the last scene from “The Breakup” playing in the background. Shannon’s family sits rapt (she and I didn’t watch because we were preparing Ben for bed). Vince Vaughan is a very funny guy. Ever since we got married 14 years ago, Shannon and I have spent… (read more)

All Systems Go

Ben slept about 12 hours last night, interrupted only by his mommy and daddy for some medicine. He awoke with a textbook 98.6 F temperature (that’s 37 C for those so inclined). Now we’re off to our final Christmas celebration of the year. Overheard as I’m typing… Ben: I don’t want to go to Tulsa…. (read more)

How Santa Got Here (Pic of the Week)

[photopress:100_2103_sm_blog.jpg,full,centered] Ben plays with his new voice changer. Previously in our Christmas Misadventure, road conditions and worn tire tread joined forces to put us in a motel on Christmas Eve. Now, in the final chapter, we arrive home on Christmas day and hope that Santa came down our chimney. Shannon figured out that Ben and… (read more)

Motel, Rations, and Ralphie

(This continues the story started here.) Previously on “The Christmas Misadventure,” we stopped on our way home Christmas Eve due to the van’s sketchy handling in heavy rain. Now, we resume our story. I stopped at the Bostonian Inn and the Tex Inn. The latter looked more expensive, what with its fresher paint, but a… (read more)

Wet and Marooned on Christmas Eve

I started this post on Christmas Eve, using a cheap motel restroom as an office. Door closed to keep the light and noise from distracting our three-year-old son Ben from the task at hand (falling asleep), the tiny room provided much-needed respite within range of the nearest wireless access point. “Ben, lie down and go… (read more)