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Monthly Archives: August 2012

We’ve decided to put our house on the market and move elsewhere.  It’s time (it’s actually been time for years), so I’m taking no chances!  Later today, this guy is going to be buried upside down near our front door.  Send some good mojo, wishes, prayers, happy thoughts, etc our way.  We need it. Plus […]

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Growing up, I heard this a lot: Erika, being right isn’t the most important thing in life. That’s really good advice.  Damn near Buddha-like if you ask me.  My Mom was attempting to teach me one of life’s most valuable lessons.   However the weight of the lesson is void after hearing her proudly tell […]

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Erin emailed me about two weeks prior to her due date.  She had bookmarked my first birth and was ready to talk details.  She and her husband had some reservations about having a photographer attend their second homebirth.  I sympathized with their concerns, but obviously I’m pro-birth photography so I made my case.  I said […]

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I’m hopefully assuming that last night was the last time we’ll fire up the grill or build a massive fire in our backyard.  The pit will be dragged to a new yard and next summer will see action in a new neighborhood.  Our backyard has been really good to us.  It has given us a […]

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He played nicely with his brother and the dog. He agreed to pull weeds without a fight.  Damn near offered. Found some Daddy Long Legs and let them crawl all over his hands. And 100% mastered shoe tying. Today was your day, kid.

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They grow in the country.  They grow in concrete.  They grow in highway ditches.  They grow in gas stations’ side lots. But they really grow in the summer.  And I love them. #7 Reason I Should Like Summer:  An equal opportunity flower.

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Last month, we went camping with nine kids and ten adults.  I’m not sure why I worry about the kids so much prior to the trip.  Will they be bored?  Will they get hungry?  Will they fight?  All of those concerns vanish the second the tent pops up.  Next year, I’ll worry less about them […]

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