Category Archives: money

At Rise: BAD Morning

Saturday, February 20th 2021 . AT RISE: It is Saturday morning. Dad is cooking breakfast and Mom is the table. The closed door to Boy’s bedroom is on the other side of the table. The door opens. BOY: [Emerges from … Continue reading

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Circus Kitchen Duties

February 11th 2021 . I am celebrating our latest incarnation of Household Expectations around here. . SUPPERTIME SCHEDULE: 6pm: Go Create OFFLINE (everyone get off screens!) 6:45pm: Set Table 7pm: Supper 7:45pm: Cleanup 8:30pm: CJ Bedtime 9:30pm: GLO “Bed” Time* … Continue reading

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Condo Times: January 2021

January 28th 2021 I don’t know if it’s ever easy being a condo board member. Making this newsletter for example, was -to me- a lot of work. But it was still the easiest part of *this* day on the board! … Continue reading

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Pet Chronicles: Fat Cat

Monday, January 25th 2021 . I am a pet owner who just paid $130 to be told my cat is not, in fact, sick. . He’s just FAT. . I know how this happened. On Thanksgiving this past year is … Continue reading

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Melania Has a Song In Her Heart

Tuesday, January 19th 2021 – Inauguration Evening . With A Song In Her Heart, Melania Trump Returns To New York [9:51]: . *

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Best Christmas Movie of My Life

Sunday, December 13th 2020 I’m sorry but right now this is the Best. Christmas. Movie. Of my life. Every Parent at Christmas (by The Holderness Family) [4:06]: *

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Thanksgiving 2020

Thursday, November 26th 2020 . . . Zooming for Thanksgiving is about what you’d expect. Between technical challenges and standard chaos, we sign off before too long. But not before Gavin consults Bubble Wow on the best practices for how … Continue reading

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Diamond Jack

Apropos of nothing –save perhaps a steadfast general commitment to doing good in the world– here is this thrilling cartoon which Gavin found and we love. Enjoy! Diamond Jack [3:06]: . *

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Election 2020: Well, Hell

Wednesday, November 4th 2020 ~ 11am As I write, the #2020 U.S. presidential election returns look like this: . I don’t really seem to have words of my own today so much as chewed off cuticles. Fortunately I am the … Continue reading

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Election Night 2020

Tuesday, November 3rd 2020 It almost feels like an out of body experience. It’s hard to believe this night is finally here, or actually happening. We wade through the blathering of the returns from the polls, and pass through a … Continue reading

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