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My niece, Rachel, right after her baptism

Saying goodbye to GEORGE!


“Every time I’m out and I see the outline of someone’s temple garments underneath the collar of their shirt, I start to feel hot. I mean, especially in this weather. I can’t see someone else with that many layers of clothing on without feeling suffocated.” “Is it like a burning sensation?” “Yes, exactly.” “And your [...]


The only thing we planted this year that hasn’t died

Us on a diet

For the last few months Jon and I have been trying to eat healthier food, I guess mainly because it’s the right thing to do? Isn’t someone keeping score somewhere? In the PDF manual of life there’s a section that says you can routinely break the speed limit if the number of apples in your [...]

An afternoon in August

The handshake before breakfast

Thank God for bandwidth

It’s been almost six months since I wrote anything for AlphaMom, and now that a few of my deadlines for other projects have passed I’m excited to start up again. For the foreseeable future, I’m going to concentrate on finding cool music videos online, and this week’s column features five videos from British artists such [...]

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