Tag Archives: life stories

Four in a row

I’m off to a rip-roaring start on blogging in 2016.  As of tonight, I’ll have done 10% of my posts to meet my goal of 40 for the year. I’m not pressuring myself to blog daily or anything, and tonight … Continue reading

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CD delays, unexpected progress

So yesterday I went out to get two things: a pack of mailers and some slim-line CD cases. I went to Staples because, as Heidi pointed out, they should have both. They did have mailers, but the only slim-line CD … Continue reading

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Lessons in love and loneliness

My wife’s new book, Love Lessons, is out today. It doesn’t really matter that this is her 14th novel (counting the ones she has cowritten with Marie Sexton) – it’s always a bit of a thrill when something I know … Continue reading

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Last dance

Last night was the final Daddy-Daughter dance that Anna and I will attend.  We’ve been going to these things since she was in the first grade, and I documented our initial experience in this post.  They’re always a good time, … Continue reading

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Sweeping for mines

Everyone has their go-to game for when you want to turn your brain off a little bit.  For my wife, it’s solitaire.  For others, it’s something like Tetris or Bubble Galaxy.  For me, it was always Minesweeper. Back in my … Continue reading

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Santa mythbusters

This year is, from everything I can tell, the last year that my daughter is going to believe in Santa Claus.  She’s actually kind of a standard deviation or two away from the norm, because I think most kids by … Continue reading

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Ornamental

I kind of wanted to do an Advent calendar of posts in December, but considering that it’s December 3rd and I haven’t started yet, it looks like that ship has sailed.  And let’s not even talk about post-a-day November.  That … Continue reading

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