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

Archive for May 2009

Blogfathers II: The Wifely Edition

By the time these words reach the Internet, our house will have been invaded by Canadians, and while the “print” is still fresh we’ll have loaded up those hosers in our van to go retrieve the vegetarians from their morning flight. Ours will be a full house all weekend, and I expect my online activity… (read more)

Can You Find the Snail?

(Click to enlarge and sharpen) I didn’t even know the little guy was there while I snapped shot after shot of this scene. The clouds moved quickly that day and the spotlight changed constantly. Plus, sometimes when you’re lying prostrate on a forest trail, certain things go unnoticed. If you’re lying prostate, then you have… (read more)

Listening to a Walk in Spring

Sometimes a walk with a child is just what the soul needs. The bird sounds help, too. While visiting family over Memorial Day weekend, Benjamin and I lit out Sunday morning for a nearby Tulsa city park. The air was dry, the breeze was light, and the sun shone down just hot enough to make… (read more)

Is There a Mold to Break?

Don’t let what anyone says fool you. Nice, considerate teenagers do exist. On Saturday, the teens who came over to the family compound brought an Xbox 360. They had a variety of games ranging from barely appropriate for little kids to perhaps not appropriate for anybody. They settled on something that still didn’t thrill me,… (read more)

Throwing Kids

[photopress:DSC_8155_sm_blog.jpg,full,centered] (click to enlarge) At a recent birthday party, my son gets thrown into a sea of foam cubes. That guy better watch out for cubes fighting back.