Category Archives: Friendship

Back to School 2021: Gavin 8th & CJ 5th

Thursday, September 9th 2021 It’s finally happened! Our first “Back to School” day in TWO YEARS. . . And in the next town over my sister’s got TRIPLE Back-to-School action going on: . Now… to recover from that whirlwind Summer. … Continue reading

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Five Stages of Grief: Golden Retriever Edition

Tuesday, June 22nd 2021 . Golden Retriever Shocked by a Kitten occupying his bed! [2:20]: . When I sent this video to my (13 y/o) son, he wrote: “he went through the 5 stages of grief! denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance! … Continue reading

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Supersoaking the Neighbors

May 18th 2021 . After 14 months of pandemic social *distancing,* I’m pleased as punch that the kids persuaded me to take them shopping for “Supersoakers” on this first hot day of the year. . 2021-05-18 Supersoaking the Neighbors [0:29]: … Continue reading

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Cambridge Wildlife Arts Episode 1: Cardinals!

Wednesday, April 28th 2021 What’s red and black—but sometimes peachy brown? On this first episode, meet an animal neighbor that’s easy to spot, and a local biologist, Dr. Scott V. Edwards, who knows all about it. Hosted by Jenny the … Continue reading

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Performing Life: Playing the Fool with Global Play Brigade

Tuesday, April 6th 2021 . Today I get to take a sweet little clown workshop online with performers from around the world. If you look in the Zoom boxes you can see Boston, Atlanta, New York & California in the … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Ten Seconds to Talk

Friday, April 2nd 2021 . AT RISE: It’s Friday night and the amazing Oberhauser Four are deciding what to watch on TV. MOM: How about Falcon and the Winter Soldier? CJ & GAV: OOO-OOO-OOOHHH!! [Simultaeneously] JINX!!! CJ: [Knocks on wooden … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Why Me Cold

Monday, March 29th 2021 . AT RISE: It’s morning in the distance learning homeschool. Mom is crossing the room from the kitchen when Boy stands up from his desk. BOY: Haha, I just figured out why I’m cold. [Heads towards … Continue reading

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Beach Bro

March 2021 Here is my brother as a young homeless hippy living on a beach in Hawaii. One of my favorite photos of any person of all time. . . Now it’s a few lifetimes later and it just makes … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Amanda

Thursday, March 4th 2021 2021-03-04 Happy Birthday Amanda [0:49]: (NOTE: ClaraJane chose this thumbnail for the video on account of how dumb my face looks. All I’m saying is, I KNOW.) . 🍰

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CJ’s Valentine Tour

Sunday, February 14th 2021 . One advantage about losing all your work to the pandemic is more time for the kids. On this day we manage to drive our daughter around town to bring Valentines to a few friends. . … Continue reading

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