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Seth on Stilts

The Maker on Stilts

Summer’s here and The Maker, nearly eleven, has an entire raft of projects underway. Recently he disappeared for most of an afternoon and came home walking on these fantastic stilts that he made with his grandpa. Me: Dude! Those are awesome! TM: Thanks. Me: How long did it take you to learn to walk on […]

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Coat Pile

Snow Day

It started coming down in earnest about 7 pm on Friday night, and by then the Ice was over his misery at being forbidden to go to a skating party that was due to run until 11 pm in a town 30 miles away. The First, however, had already made good his escape and was […]

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dreamy daddy-o

dreamy daddy-o

Tonight I dug out a packet of old photos that my grandfather gave me about eight years ago. At the time I had it in my mind to scan them in and return them to him, but I never managed to do it. This one is my own father as a teenager, probably around 1960. […]

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Toast to the Weekend

This morning I slept late (wow, my kids are growing up and can fix their own cereal and fight quietly!) and woke to infinite sunshine and a swooshy breeze coming in my window. The boys and I listened to tunes (I chose Rocky Horror and Justin Timberlake and they queued up Daughtry and Relient K) […]

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That’s Amore

For the past week or so my father has spent quite a bit of time with the Maker. They have endlessly discussed the Maker’s Army canteen, his favorite purchase at a yard sale last week. Papa gave him a braided belt as an improvised sling for it, and a camouflage cap to wear to match […]

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