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First signs of life on the Aspen in our backyard

On being disowned

Yesterday my father and step-mother came over to watch Leta for us so that we could go out and take care of some pressing business. When Leta saw my father walking up the steps to the porch, she jumped into my arms and pressed her face firmly into my neck. This is how she expresses [...]

Video for the Indian version of “Thriller”

Video for the Indian version of “Thriller” This is exactly what the Internet is for. (thanks, Clair)

Art by Niki Kelce

Art by Niki Kelce Holy God, is that some amazing work. Her sketchbook is equally wonderful.

Dad’s girls

Thanks to Jon for this shot.

On living in Middle America

This afternoon I was watching the local news (a hobby on par with clubbing myself in the head with a meat hook) and the weather man was trying to explain the Spring Equinox when he brought up how many hours Utah is behind Greenwich Mean Time. And guess what? He pronounced it GREEN – WITCH. [...]

A Conversation at the Grownup Table, as Imagined at the Kids’ Table

A Conversation at the Grownup Table, as Imagined at the Kids’ Table UNCLE: I’m having sex right now. DAD: We all are. MOM: Let’s talk about which kid I like the best.

Late afternoon

Cartoon Laws of Physics

Cartoon Laws of Physics “Explosive weapons cannot cause fatal injuries. They merely turn characters temporarily black and smoky.” (via Coudal)

Should explain why she doesn’t sleep with us

Leta has taken to her toddler bed far better than we ever imagined she would and has yet to figure out that she can get out of it without asking our permission first. I know this is just dumb luck and that one night I’m going to turn over in bed and touch noses with [...]