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a persuasive argument

"Brawn, no!" I hear the Golden Weasel cry, her tone of voice making it plain he's about to do something life-threatening. I rush into the room to find that, if it's indeed life-threatening, it's no more than a digital life that's in danger, … Continue reading

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very specific requirements

The Brawn has been playing quietly by himself for some time. I say "quietly" but he has, in fact, kept up a very steady stream of dialogue between himself and what sounds like at least two or three other different … Continue reading

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a very concrete concept

We've been in the car for well over 10 hours at this point, having driven up to the wonderful San Luis Obispo to see Max for Parents Weekend. The Rose, the Bean and the Golden Weasel all saw her apartment … Continue reading

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things I never thought I’d hear #351671

"Can I pick a bear's pocket? Hm…no, I can't, but I aggro'd him."  (The speaker, of course, was Top Management her exalted self.)    I work in comics and yet sometimes I feel like the odd one out in this … Continue reading

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The Shed Was Talked About

"The shed was talked about." I just discovered this most evocative of phrases and felt compelled to share it.  Also too: Notable Sheds™ is the name of my new band. The shed was talked about will be the first line of … Continue reading

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Confidence

The wiimote dies. The Boy requests help. Naturally, I call for one of my seven thousand daughters to do it because Allah forbid I go to the trouble of finding new batteries and taking the cover off and replacing the … Continue reading

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one strike, you’re out/safe

It's after dinner. As usual, the kids go out in the backyard for a while—depending upon weather and moods, somewhere between forty-five minutes and two and a half hours.  After a while, the Bean and the Golden Weasel go for … Continue reading

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