Regular Life

Regular Life

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

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Just Pause It

For children today, the word “pause” is such a natural part of language that they use it in things unrelated to devices. One day my 7-year-old son and I pretended to be Transformers while he got ready for bed. Naturally, Optimus Prime couldn’t very well tell Ironhide “I love you” and tuck him into his… (read more)

Benventions: New Language

“Benjamin, please go throw away your wrappers,” I said. He had eaten granola bars for breakfast. He reached into the sink and placed an empty drinking glass inside an empty 4-cup/1-liter Pyrex measuring cup. Then he placed a wooden spoon inside the drinking glass. “You know what that means, Daddy?” I thought for a moment…. (read more)

1000th Post

(those reading “Shootings” may go on to Part Nine) This is post number 1000, or, as my son put it Monday night, 10 hundred. I began this blog on July 7, 2005. That means that in four years and nine months writing for this space, I have averaged four posts per week. Sometimes I cranked… (read more)

While Salinger Sleeps

“There is a marvelous peace in not publishing. Publishing is a terrible invasion of my privacy. I like to write. I love to write. But I write just for myself and my own pleasure.” – J.D. Salinger, 1974 After publishing The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger certainly lived up to this quote. No hypocrisy there…. (read more)