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Classic matching game

We bought this matching game at a local toy store a couple of years ago for Leta’s birthday, and although she’s only mastered the concept of it recently, I’ve always loved the illustrations. Particularly the vintage station wagon which she will grow up thinking is as archaic as a dinosaur. Remember riding in the back [...]

Salt and pepper

Little guy is getting older, wiser, better at convincing me that he deserves a large bite of my chicken. I challenge you to say no to this nose.

I was in the room when she was conceived!

This is the first time in a photo of Leta that the Hamilton genes have trumped the Armstrong genes. Holy lord, does she look like me here. What is this new feeling swelling in my belly? A mixture of joy and dread! Because I’m suddenly remembering my own puberty, and now I have years of [...]

From one of my favorite albums of the last year

This is Justin Vernon, aka Bon Iver, and his album For Emma, Forever Ago was written and recorded when he moved to a remote cabin in the woods of Northwestern Wisconsin at the onset of winter. Here he’s playing “Flume” from the album: It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but oh my god, [...]