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Kids and Oscar in wagon

Do you know why it’s a shock to parents to see how quickly kids grow up?  Because the difference four and eight is much bigger than the difference between 84 and 88.  Brains and bodies grow fast at first, like

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The Patient Dog

CH with Oscar

Oscar is a rescue dog who is now part of our family.  He loves kids so much he will be patient for anything, even if he has to be wrapped in a blanket like a burrito and stuffed in a

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Animals!

Perky Oscar

Our house is a zoo now.  Saturday before last I caught a rat in our laundry room.  The rat battle has been hard fought, as they foil my traps and scamper around in the attic, prancing and showing off.  It

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The White Fluffy Stuff

Snowy backyard in Truckee

No, I’m not talking about clouds or coconut-flavored cotton candy, I’m talkin’ ’bout snow.  While we might get some snow in the San Diego mountains, to get the good stuff you’ve got to head north.  Through the glass and aluminum robot

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Scotland – Child Harbat and Her Animals

Scotland - CH and white ponies

This girl loves her animals.  All throughout Scotland she found creatures, wild and domesticated, that she wanted to befriend.  No fear of slugs or caterpillars has she, but an unreasonable one of bees and a reasonable one of horses and

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Scotland – Details

Scotland - bumblebee and purple flower

Grand vistas can introduce you to a place but details tell the story.  The more I travel the more I take pictures of small things, textures, colors, the things that make up a place.  Here then, a few of my

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Scotland – The First of Many

CH in Skye 1

For the past two weeks I’ve been in Scotland with my mother and daughter, a three-generation journey to reconnect with our roots and each other.  Instead of a chronological travelogue I’d like to offer up snippits, collections of photos and

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What Goes In Must Come Out

Broken fork

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve eaten?  There was a French man who ate an entire airplane over two years.  Number Two chose a faster and more modest diet:  plastic fork.  At school, hankering for his mac and cheese to be

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Wheels, Manes, and Beers

Ch brushing mane

Let’s get down to brass tacks:  I need to write more.  The blog has been suffering from regular updates and I hope to change that by, drumroll please, lowering standards!  No more need for coherent and well-organized blog posts.  Nope.

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Last of Us Cosplay – Ellie outfit

Ellie outfit

The final chapter in making a Joel and Ellie costume pair for ComicCon 2015:  Ellie.  Unfortunately my daughter wasn’t around to show off the clothes personally but you can see how it all came together.  I recommend cleaning out your

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