Monthly Archives: August 2011

Our Marvelous Toy

I played a song for Zach the other day.  It was a Peter, Paul, and Mary folk song, The Marvelous Toy.  I knew all the words and I sang it to Zach with gusto, making the proper ‘zip’ and ‘pop’ sounds … Continue reading

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Missing Some Firsts

Two intense work weeks sucked time away from the family.  We played cribbage less.  We ate fewer pesto, tomato, hummus sandwiches together.  Our once promising garden produced three dozen roma tomatoes, four basil plants, and countless three foot high weeds that looked … Continue reading

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July 2011 Roadtrip, Leg 4: Baseball Bats, a Souvenir, and Home

Two weeks of government contract lecture bliss ended Friday at noon.  Kris and Zach waited for me at the doors to the school.  I came out, she said, “Home?” and we left Charlottesville.  We drove about 45 minutes before Zach got … Continue reading

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