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

Archive for September 2008

Family Entertainment

I think we all know why there are so few successful movies and television shows about well-adjusted families. They’re kind of boring, from an outsider’s perspective. Well-adjusted is great for those living it. It’s generally easier on the pocket book, the nerves, and the mental stability of everyone in the house. While a little spontaneity… (read more)

Balloon Festival 2008 (Pic of the Week)

[photopress:dsc_6710_sm_blog.jpg,full,centered] (click to enlarge) “Daddy, do we get to ride in one?” Benjamin said. “No, son. Most people who go to the Balloon Festival don’t get to ride in one,” I said. “But I want to ride in one,” he whined. “That’s not how it works, Ben,” Shannon said. “But I want to ride in… (read more)


Homework in kindergarten. I will just leave that out there for you to think about for a moment. For now let me just say that my opinion on it changed Wednesday night. The assignment was to identify shapes and then make a pattern out of them. No more specific than that, and the simplest he… (read more)

Soccery Blue

(Note: Those reading “The Keys Are In It” may proceed to Part Twelve, or start over on Part One. I know it’s been a while.) Ben didn’t hesitate to go out on the field with his teammates during Saturday’s game. He got his foot on the ball a couple of times, but his team was… (read more)

From JuJu to Tatu

JuJu was the toughest runner I ever saw. (commenter on online forums) Tatu is… one of the most accomplished indoor soccer players of all time. (Wikipedia) Benjamin enjoys soccer practice, but he refused to take the field with his teammates for their first game. Saturday’s impending contest has me a bit on edge. I’m… (read more)