Parenting Quotes – 6 – I think

Abby: “NOOOOO!” Me: “Abby what’s wrong?!” Abby: “Katie says that the Giraffe doesn’t eat flowers, but they does!” Me: “Okay…what does it matter if she disagrees?” Abby: “DADDY! BECAUSE GIRAFFES ALWAYS EAT FLOWERS! THEY JUST DO!” In case you were wondering, it matters because Someone is Wrong, and this Cannot Stand. #ForGreatJustice

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Widening Gyre

I want you to imagine a vast underground chamber. Stone walls soar into shadows blacker than the darkest night. From gouges in the floor of this vast chamber, jets of flame shoot up at intervals. Amidst rubble and detritus, men and women are chained hand and foot to huge spoked wheels, axles driven into the […]

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A Birthday Letter for Abigail

My Dearest Abigail, We’ve shared many firsts, you and I. Your diaper was the first one I ever changed, in a hospital room, unsure of myself. You’re the first child I ever sang to sleep, holding you in my arms so small and fresh and strange. You are the first, best thing I ever did. […]

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Music Monday – For Abigail, Because It Already Is

Today is my first daughters birthday. Her letter has been writing itself in my heart these last four years, and I’ll post it soon, but it’s Music Monday. I sang this song to Abigail every time I put her to bed, from infancy until she was two and started asking for different songs. I still […]

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Music Monday: Tolerance Edition

I never thought I would post a gen-u-wine Pop song on here, but the other night I heard someone playing that Gotye song at the pool, so I think I’m already sort of in a bridge too far territory. In any event, this is less about a Carly Rae Jepsen song and more about an […]

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Parenting Quotes 5

Me: So you want a doggy, Abby? Should we get one? Abby: Yes. Kate: Yes! And a kitty-cat. And a dolphin!

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Music Monday – Third Eye Blind

What? Third Eye Blind? Isn’t that a band from the 90’s? Yes, it is. What of it? It’s a band from the 90’s that released one perfect album. And I know Music Monday is usually new music, but you’re going to have to suck it up, because Third Eye Blind (or threeb, as I call […]

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Music Monday – Alabama Shakes

Though the band name sounds like a withdrawal symptom you might get while kicking a habit for a certain kind of distilled libation, there’s nothing unpleasant about the Alabama Shakes. In fact, I can’t stop listening to their album.  You should give this song a try, I hope it suits your fancy.   More to come on […]

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Bookish Update – It’s Not Me, It’s You

As most of you know, I am endeavoring to read 100 books this year. So far, I’ve read 9 books. The first Seven of those were completed in January. That means, in February and half of March I read two books. I’ve been beating myself up for this, I’ve been pretty rough on myself. After […]

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Music Monday – Leonard Cohen

One of my friends, Andrew McAlpine, recently wrote an article about music, covers, and the endurance of really good songs. If you like music, or good writing, you should read it. In the article he uses a Leonard Cohen song as an example, to drive his premise. As a result, I’ve been listening to Leonard […]

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