Tag Archives: Family

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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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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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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A Rose by any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet

My daughter had a homework assignment that involved writing down the names of family members and determining which names had the fewest and most vowels.  Pretty simple, eh?  Perhaps not so simple, when Daddy complicates it a bit. Moving a … Continue reading

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Grandma

Grandma visited us last week. It’s always a well-appreciated special treat when my daughter and mother get together, either here or there.  There – a thousand miles away – has become a bit more tricky since my daughter is now … Continue reading

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Super Sunday Stroll

Sunny, mid 40s, slight breeze.  Mommy, Daddy, Aunt T, daughter and two Labrador Retrievers.  Perfect day for a walk in the park. So, on Super Bowl Sunday morning, off we went for a lovely walk near our house.  After an … Continue reading

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Who She Is…

This morning it was 15 degrees.  For those who live up North, this is not unusual.  Down South, it causes some to simply be unable to function.  Dress properly and prepare make it no big deal in my book. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Christmas Cookies

Today our daughter had a cookie making/ baking party with a couple of friends and three aunties, two of whom came in from out of town for the event.  The actual event is over and the friends have headed home. … Continue reading

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Elf on the Shelf

One of our daughter’s honorary aunties gave her an early Christmas present – an Elf on the Shelf, accompanied by a book of explanation.  It’s a great way to reinforce the notion that Santa knows whether you’ve been good or … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – A Recap

My wife, my daughter and I have returned from our Thanksgiving trip to visit my mother and brother.  All in all, you couldn’t have asked for a better trip and visit.  Our flights were on time or early.  The media … Continue reading

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