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Newsletter: Month Forty-nine

Dear Leta, Yesterday you turned forty-nine months old. I’m sure that the next several months will hold the true answer to what I’m about to say, but if I had to guess I’d say that four is going to be so much better than three….

March 4, 2008

So it seems

Video for Liam Finn’s “Second Chance” See also: a live performance of this song on Letterman that kicks so much ass. I’ve received several requests recently to post more links to the music that I’m listening to, so this morning I was reading something somewhere…

Macadams Chocolate Confections

Someone sent us a huge box of chocolate treats for Christmas, and although we ate every single morsel of it within a few days I kept all the packaging. This box was one of my favorites, but all of them were incredibly cute (see here)….


If you had any idea how hard it was to get this shot, just getting Coco to sit still took 20 minutes. She has so much training ahead of her, including some basic commands like SHUT UP and SCRATCH MY BACK.

Jon refers to this tree as “Painful”

Jon often tells this story about how some freaky tree salesman canvassed all the new neighborhoods in the 50’s and 60’s and convinced everyone to plant this exact tree in their yards. They’re everywhere in these neighborhoods, and because they are fruit-bearing they are a…