Category Archives: Books

she is not large…and yet…

I walk into the room just in time to hear Top Management say, as she's sorting stacks of papers into various piles, "I've gotten them all mixed up."    I say, "what, your emotions?"   She says, "yes, that's right. … Continue reading

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the perils of being a self-taught reader

The Brawn says, "So. Dad. Scrohjum and…what's the name of the one who always yells 'that's it!'?" I am momentarily poleaxed by the name I cannot possibly have heard properly. I therefore reply, cogently, "…what?"  "What's the name of the one … Continue reading

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another persuasive argument

The Golden Weasel: Me and Rose both agreed that you should always color code books. Me: Why is that better than sorting by author?  She gives an utterly baffled look. The Golden Weasel: Because it's so much prettier. 

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woozing, or, the perils of boox larnin’

"Dad? Have you seen a book called…I don't know what it's called. It had a guy in it named Mister Martin." "Is that the name of it?" "I think so." "Then, no, pal. I'm afraid I don't." "I don't know … Continue reading

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modern expectations

So I walk into the kitchen and see Max at the table, eating breakfast…while reading a book. And my first thought is, "oh no! What happened to your phone?!"

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the sound of a preposition

We've got those word magnets on our fridge. We have at least the basic starter kit and the Shakespeare expansion pack and maybe another. We've had them for nearly as long as we've had kids, or maybe even longer? We … Continue reading

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juxtaposition

The Golden Weasel, uncharacteristically, grows weary of drawing and drifts over to the couch. She picks up a book and begins reading—and, characteristically, it's aloud. Which is fine, delightful, even; I'm going to be very sad when I one day … Continue reading

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