golden hour playlist

golden hour playlist

So Are You to Me, EastmountainsouthOrange Sky, Alexi MurdochBecause You Are a Woman, Brett DennenWorld Spins Madly On, The WeepiesThe Littlest Birds, The Be Good TanyasButterfly, Mason JenningsLet Me Go, Sonya KitchellI Just Love You, Five for FightingBe Here Now, Mason Jennings …and if I had more time, I’d link them all appropriately. Too bad. […]

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The Boys Have Bokken

The Boys Have Bokken

…also called bokuto, which are beautiful wooden Japanese training swords. Theirs are $15 internet versions, probably the kind which cause people who know what they are doing to wince at American ignorance. The boys love them, and last night I went up to say goodnight to the Maker, and found him sleeping with his. The […]

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back porch days

back porch days

This is the reason I live in the south. Got up, it’s maybe 68 degrees, slight breeze, and sunshine from here to the highway. It’s Saturday and I get to work from home this morning, so I dried off the table and chairs on the back porch, put some bacon on to fry, and shot […]

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the M&M test

the M&M test

Tonight I asked the Maker, “If you had three green M&M’s and two brown ones, which color would you eat first, a green or a brown?” “Green,” he assured me, with no hesitation at all. “To even up the numbers?” I asked, and he nodded. I’ve done it myself, once or twice. The Ice weighed […]

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The Marvelous Magic Snowflake

Is this little silver metal ornament for your tree. Plug it in to the outlet, plug your Christmas tree lights into it’s plug, then hang the snowflake. Touch the snowflake, tink! the lights go on. Touch it again, tink! the lights go off. The ad says it “captivates holiday guests,” but our focus group did […]

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only if someone's watching

only if someone’s watching

So I’m outside watching the First, age practically 12, do his skateboard thang on the street in front of our house. He is not wearing his helmet. (Remind me to post a list of excuses that my boys have given me about why they are not wearing, and can not wear, a helmet.) He lines […]

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The Maker's Favorite Gift

The Maker’s Favorite Gift

The Maker’s favorite gift was the same as it was last year. It was also the same gift he received somewhere around his birthday, which is conveniently located approximately half-way between Christmases. Two words, in order of priority: tape and rope. This boy loves him some tape and rope. Three times in the two or […]

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