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When we finished redecorating the bonus room, we moved the TV from the living room to the boys’ new hangout. That, to me, was bliss: no TV on the main floor of the house. Teh Wife did not concur. Thanksgiving was approaching and with family due to arrive, she pointed out there would be nowhere for her bother and dad to hang out. I thought maybe they would spend their   Read More ...

Marriage and Family

I’m sitting on the bed in the bedroom of the house I grew up in. It’s not my bed, not the original one that was here when I still lived here. At some point Mom thought it a good idea to replace my mine with this one instead. It’s a double with a brass headboard and it’s pretty comfortable, but it’s not my bed. My bed was a twin with   Read More ...

Marriage and Family Spectacularity

There’s interesting quote by John Waters, the independent filmmaker, about how we should all get out more: “If you’re traveling, you can’t be racist,” Waters says. “You can’t be homophobic. I think the only way you can be racist or homophobic is if you never leave the neighborhood you were born in, and you hang around with stupid people. So I’ve always thought that someone who was really racist should   Read More ...

Marriage and Family

As I was reviewing our eldest son’s homework this weekend, he showed me a poster he had created about the process of getting milk from the cow to the glass. It reminded me of the same one I did 20 years ago. I have to admit, his has a lot more humor going for it. I remember taking this so seriously.

Marriage and Family

My kids have been bugging me to help them register to win 5 Firefly cell phones through the Fruit Gushers Phone-a-Day Giveaway.

Marriage and Family

My son’s Hudson Hornet took third place in the Webelos division of his pack’s Pinewood Derby. Reader Lora requested a play-by-play of how we built our car.

Marriage and Family

This year for the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby, our eldest decided his car should be the Fabulous Hudson Hornet. Primarily this is because of his favorite character Doc Hudson in the Pixar film, Cars. We detailed it as Marshall Teague‘s #6 Hornet. Best of all, his car placed 3rd in the Webelos division! uhri.com – where a picture is worth about 9 3/7 words.

Marriage and Family

According to official records, my Dad’s birthday isn’t until tomorrow, but in Czechoslovakia where he was born, the records office wasn’t open when he was born on the night of January 17th.

Marriage and Family

I have my own personal holiday each fall. I call it “Picture Changing Day”. It isn’t set on any particular day; in fact, it is pretty random. Picture Changing Day is the day I bring in new 5×7 pictures of the boys and put them in the picture frames on my desk at work. What makes that so special? The fact that I keep all of the old pictures in   Read More ...

Marriage and Family

Each week, our youngest learns a new letter of the alphabet at day care. As part of the activity, the class comes up with words that start with the letter for that week. While most of the children think of words during their classroom time, our youngest likes to think of words at home. Normally, he makes me write them all down and the teachers tack the 3×5 card to   Read More ...

Marriage and Family Spectacularity