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Family dynamic

Several weeks ago we were wiling away an early Sunday evening in the living room, the two of us watching the national news while Leta pretended that her Sleeping Beauty Barbie was dead. I got up to clean the kitchen just as America’s Funniest Videos was coming on, and within minutes the laughter erupting from [...]

Jonny Junior

Part of the office-cleaning project last week included aggregating most of our data into one accessible place, and Jon spent hours combing through hard drives and CDs. He found tons of pictures we forgot we had, including many of Leta back when we weren’t sure if she was actually related to me. Here she is [...]

Tastes like chicken

Chuck pauses for a moment to wonder if moments like this make living with her worth it. And then he gets a whiff of her breath.


So my nesting instinct has kicked in, and it’s only made worse by the fact that at the beginning of every year I get the urge to throw everything away. Last week we cleaned out the office, and up next is Leta’s room. I’m still waiting on a set of curtain rods to be delivered, [...]