Author Archives: Peter

Christmas Tradition

When our daughter was one, we decided to start our own family tradition, namely to travel to someplace interesting and memorable at Christmas. It fits well with our schedules, allows us to continue our own travel desires, and, most importantly, … Continue reading

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Martha, Elf on the Shelf

Martha has returned to our home in time for the holidays.  Martha, known last year as Marfa (as our daughter couldn’t quite pronounce the th in Martha), is an elf on the shelf.  See http://www.elfontheshelf.com/ for more about these clever elves. … Continue reading

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Change of Seasons

The changes in seasons provide both a measure of and metaphor for life changes.  I’ve said it before:  It is remarkable how quickly our daughter changes and grows up before our eyes.  It wasn’t that long ago that she was … Continue reading

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Sharing with an iPad

Last night, I saw Ira Glass (NPR: This American Life) live at the theater. It was a thoroughly enjoyable exploration into the background and development of stories. What does this have to do with being a father, you ask? Well, … Continue reading

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Seeing Our Future

As our daughter grows up, we see flashes of the future in the present. With a bit of nervous laughter, we joke about being parents of a teenager. Yikes! We are half way there! There’s that roll of her eyes … Continue reading

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Back to School

Our daughter recently started her second year at her elementary school.  Last year, it was starting school; this year, it’s back to school. Last year at this time, in a post entitled “Fast Forward to Present:  Kindergarten”, dated September 30, … Continue reading

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Back to School… Back to Blogging

While a lot has been going on, I have not been very diligent in posting.  For that, I apologize.  I will work on getting you up-to-date quickly.  With school starting, it’s a good time to get back into the swing … Continue reading

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Home

Where should one call home?  I’ve always called Texas home, even though I wasn’t born there, only lived there 10 years, and haven’t lived there in 40 years.  The answer, I think, is because that’s where my parents live.  Well, … Continue reading

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Traveling Changes the Routine

Our daughter loves to travel and handles the associated ups and down extremely well.  Right now, her routine has been altered by, first, her Mommy traveling and, now, by her Daddy. Her mother had a conference to attend in Oregon. … Continue reading

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Really Reading!

My wife and I have read to our daughter, usually both of us, virtually every day since she showed she was capable of following the stories we read.  Stand alone stories and series have both appealed to her. From Giraffes … Continue reading

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