Monthly Archives: June 2014


The Golden Weasel comes running through the house.  "No time to talk!" she shouts happily as she barrels through. "The Rose just said I could do a favor for her!"  Advertisements

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maybe just a little bit of fear

The Golden Weasel is drawing at the kitchen table as I'm doing the dishes. I've got a playlist of several hundreds songs and when it's a song she recognizes, she hums along with the stereo. It makes me very, very … Continue reading

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The Golden Weasel comes in from a walk with her siblings singing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" because, apparently, she's determined to prove she's actually a cartoon character.  When she finishes the last line—"life is but a dream," for those … Continue reading

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oh, THAT one

The five-year-old has been playing happily in the corner, chattering away under his breath. He breaks off and starts looking under things: the table, the stepstool, cushions, a shoe.  Finally, he comes over to me. "Have you seen Teal?" the … Continue reading

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The 5-year-old comes in from playing with the little boy next door.  "Do you know what happens when you leave a fish too long in the oven?" he asks.  It never even occurs to me that this might be the … Continue reading

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Vulcan wisdom

The 15-year-old muses as we toss a tennis ball in the backyard.  "I've often wondered if it would be possible to get through an entire day by saying nothing but quotes from books and movies and stuff."  "Well," I respond. … Continue reading

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Global Warming Is Real

"DUH." —anyone who's not an idiot   "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it." —Upton Sinclair  Dear Conservatives—a quick reminder: if you succeed in turning this glorious planet … Continue reading

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