Monthly Archives: October 2010

An American [geek's] Childhood, No. 2

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Once

Once, in our first year of marriage, we put on jeans and old tennis shoes and t-shirts and a backpack and walked out the front door without a destination in mind. It was mid-spring, and the air so matched the … Continue reading

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A Secret Ballroom

Tonight, downtown, a temporary dream is being auctioned to the highest bidder. A few weeks ago Lyndie and I attended an open house for a large building on Broadway. It includes a ground level storefront the perfect size for my … Continue reading

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A [poetic] Case of the Mondays, No. 1

Mondays, from now on and as often as possible, will be for poetry on this blog. If you would like to pen a poem on your blog and post the link here in the comments, that would be lovely. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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An American [geek's] Childhood, No. 1

A new series coming to you every Friday from the Screaming Kettle! Never before seen pictures from before he was famous! Come on, I was DAMN cute. Can I get a witness?

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Take My Hand

In a way this journal entry, scribbled down late one night five summers ago, is part of our adoption story too. For a long time I didn’t want kids. I was apathetic about parenting, when I wasn’t completely terrified of … Continue reading

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New Wine

Early last month and friend and I took our first stab at making our own wine. We both have our own grape arbors, and decided to finally put them to fully fermented use. Yosi was able to help pick the grapes, … Continue reading

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Interstitial

Nine years ago next month my wife’s grandmother died, and my wife and her younger sister and their father set off early the next morning on a twelve hour car ride to Kansas for the funeral. Lyndie was gone only … Continue reading

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Green Machine

It has been an autumn for preying mantises. We’ve seen at least four so far, which is a lot for a such a well-camoflaged critter. If you’ve never watched a youtube video of a mantis catching a hummingbird or a … Continue reading

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Spiders everywhere!…except at the spider presentation

Early in September I took off work one morning to take Yoselin to a program at the local nature center about spiders. For some reason Lyndie wasn’t enthusiastic about taking part in this, so just the Bean and I headed … Continue reading

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