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House of Hamilton

Would you look at these guys. You can practically hear the banjos dueling in the background.

Big ole happy Mormon family

Luckily no one brought up race at the dinner table, otherwise there would have been a somewhat delicious food fight.

A syllabus for Thanksgiving break

“Last night I sat there struggling with the duty I have to destroy that innocent notion of hers, a notion born of my ignorance and my privilege, the privilege shared by so many other well-intentioned but naive white parents.”

One of the daily ways in which I betray my primitive ancestors

No, Paleolithic humans did not drink lattes, and they were grumpy and aggressive as shit.

Keeping watch over her flock

Glad tidings of great joy Coco brings to her ailing sheep.

My ailing Butternut

Sharing my bed with the other kid this week.

UGHHHHHHH

I’m sure that there are at least fifty posts on my site with that title, but this one… this one really deserves it.

Gifts with a bit of loving touch

Gifts with a little more warmth than anything plastic or sporting a screen.

A portrait of fall

I know it’s not as cold as it is in Minnesota, CAROL. But winter is over a month away and this weather is bullshit.

This village of ours

“I knew I couldn’t call the police because that would frighten him even more, and so the quickest and best solution for everyone involved was to get him inside his house.”