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tale of two weekends

Steve and I had two different weekends. He drove up to Corvallis to have a Father-Son weekend with daughter Alex…that would be baseball, hiking, golf and softball (where he got to play first base on her intramural team, and is … Continue reading

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blue skies, all day

It was a weekend in Tahoe with no snow, but blue skies forever. No kids along, but so many family memories following us. We stayed at Steve’s Aunt Pat’s cabin, for the first time without Kate and Alex. Some sad … Continue reading

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twenty six

This is my daughter Kate. She is 26 today. That’s the tipping point for adulthood. Yeah, I can’t believe it either. We have always described her as the mature one in the family, so I shouldn’t be surprised. She’s lived … Continue reading

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the fixer’s manifesto

Have you seen this yet? Go ahead and read it, I’ll wait. I think it’s kind of important. This is a letterpress poster (my favorite kind), produced by Sugru, makers of a “fixing” adhesive. The poster is lovely, and I … Continue reading

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when one actually says yes, stuff happens

So in the midst of this week’s yesiness, I had another opportunity to jump in and have an unexpected experience. My childhood friend, Craig (who sometimes shows up here as Happy the Man) was in town from Austin with his … Continue reading

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cousinapalooza 2012

We’ve been on the road for a week, celebrating and cousining. We had Christmas at my parent’s house, for the first time in 23 years (the last time Kate was 9 months old, and since then Santa has always come … Continue reading

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we went for the harvest and picked up a few…cousins

I love cousin-ships. I adore my cousins, and Steve’s were a bonus gift when we married. But I have a few I don’t really know. To be fair, they are the (grown) children of my mom’s cousin, David, and they … Continue reading

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