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  • Zoo with the Newbies

    This summer we made some new friends.  Since we moved down here from Bellingham we’ve pretty much been an island.  We kept our same friends we’ve had for years (and who we love dearly) but time and distance keeps us from having loves that connect very much with a decent level of frequency.   It’s not […]

  • DND

    Hello folks.  It has happened.  We reconnected with some super cool people and had the best time doing something we’ve talked about for years: we started a Dungeons and Dragons campaign.  I have never played, but am always up for Zork-like creative and imaginative games, while poor Bradley spent his childhood toting around the Dungeons […]

  • Cookie Thief!

    Ok, so we keep a stash of cookies or some-such in our bureaus upstairs… It is a slow burn, if we remember, we go Aha! And we don’t have to go downstairs. Well I went Aha! Followed by Uh Oh, because the fresh bag of cookies was all gone. Tami didn’t eat them and at […]

  • You and Me Babe, Howaboutit?

    An old friend asked for the story of how Tamara and I met. I think she wanted a couple sentences and I crafted about ten paragraphs instead. It was hard to whittle it down since every detail seems so crucial to the core of my life’s story, which you will find below: When I went […]

  • First Day of School

    Wednesday was the first day of school for Gigi and me.  Or Guinevere, as she would prefer to be called now.  The days leading up to the first day of school were fraught with tears, anxiety, nerves.  But, like all good things, summer had to end and the school year came again, as it does […]


This is the archive for September, 2011.


Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

A long time ago…