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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Science Stations

Thu, 31 Mar 2016, 07:38 PM (-06:00)

1. Noticing Visitors Ben was there, because he spends the day with the fourth graders on Thursdays and Fridays. I was there, because Mr. Roth asked for some help with the science stations. The kids didn’t see us at first when they came in. There were busy putting notebooks away and shuffling backpacks and (some […]

What More Could I Ask?

Wed, 30 Mar 2016, 07:08 PM (-06:00)

Yesterday was my birthday. At 5:30 in the morning, the fair and industrious Trudy rolled over and asked if I was ready. I was not. You see, I have been mortally exhausted night after night for weeks, and that early in the morning, all I could muster was a pathetic mumble (without even opening my […]

gust and streak

Mon, 28 Mar 2016, 08:39 PM (-06:00)

Pie Queens + Devi =

Sat, 26 Mar 2016, 09:43 PM (-06:00)


Mon, 21 Mar 2016, 10:23 PM (-06:00)

We didn’t think he was getting back from New York until after the girls were gone. I texted him to make sure, and indeed we were wrong. He got back during the day, and said he’d meet us all for dinner and then take them downtown to see the bats and bring them back here […]

Closing Shots

Sun, 20 Mar 2016, 10:57 PM (-06:00)

The sun shined and the wind blew again today. Still, the ultimate women were out on the fields from before 9:00 to just before 5:00. Here are some closing shots of two them. The funniest thing… even though they wore different jerseys, they seemed to know each other.

Disc Day

Sat, 19 Mar 2016, 04:25 PM (-06:00)

They came to town, again, the frisbee women, for the annual Centex Ultimate Frisbee Tournament. This year not one but two nieces arrived from the west. In their white jerseys, Lexi’s Pie Queens of Cal Berkeley showed us how it was done. And Liza’s Devi of Colorado battled fierce winds rolling across the frisbee fields […]

Fetishizing Phones

Wed, 16 Mar 2016, 08:12 PM (-06:00)

Obama was in town the other day for the annual rite of the techno-hip. In keeping with my arm-chair, marginally-informed analyses of the last few days, I have some comments about a comment he made about the FBI’s effort to force Apple to fabricate a security backdoor. Our President said, “We can’t fetishize our phones above […]

Fallen Iris

Wed, 16 Mar 2016, 06:14 PM (-06:00)

“If I did that, I would have been in trouble,” Trudy said. I just had taken a step on our garden path and inadvertently pushed an Iris stalk aside, breaking it off the plant. She was right, although I remained silent to hide my shame. I picked up the stalk and and stood there for […]

En Garde

Tue, 15 Mar 2016, 09:48 PM (-06:00)

Before I leave, there was this: