Category Archives: animals

Animal Husbandry with Olivia

Wednesday, August 14th 2019 AT RISE: Upon arrival to camp at Lovell’s Island, Niece Olivia immediately finds and adopts a snail. Olivia: I need to build him a jail. Snail Jail. I wonder what I should name him? [Later that … Continue reading

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For What Purpose??

Tuesday, August 13th 2019   My very intelligent, sweet, extremely articulate and cooperative (11 y/o) Boy successfully negotiated permission from me this morning to download Minecraft to his new computer.  I was actually glad to hear he wants to get … Continue reading

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Love = Time

Sunday, August 4th 2019   Love = Time. The simple equation that kids understand most profoundly. How lucky am I to have a Boy who wants to spend time with his Mamma! May I always appreciate and honor this inestimable … Continue reading

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Pixel’s Puppies: Dress Up Day

Tuesday, July 30th 2019 For sone reason we keep showing up at my sister-in-law’s in Gloucester to visit puppies before going to the beach this summer, as evidenced by this diagram of executive planning by Daddy: Today ClaraJane came armed … Continue reading

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Pixel’s Puppies Redux

July 26, 2019 2019-07-26 Pixel’s Puppies Redux [1:24]: And on a side note, here is the Puppies’ Aunt Copley who has apparently decided that ClaraJane is the cat’s pajamas:

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Kids’ Ephemera: I Heart You Mom

Tuesday, July 23rd 2019 This morning ClaraJane wakes me up with a note:   And, perhaps for irony, shows me this spread from Ranger Rick:   Gee thanks Honey! ♥

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What It Actually Means to Be Liberal

July 2019 And I quote: “I’m a liberal….. but that doesn’t mean what a lot of people apparently think it does. Let’s break it down, shall we? Because quite frankly, I’m getting a little tired of being told what I … Continue reading

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