Boy Genius

Based on my previous post Aliases for Safety on the Net, meet “Boy Genius.”  He’s our precocious middle child who, I’m fairly convinced, is fairly convinced he’s the smartest member of this family.  He’ll be 8 this year and is already reading well beyond his age.  We’re not sure if he comprehends everything he reads, but […]

The Girl

Based on my previous post Aliases for Safety on the Net, meet “The Girl.”  She’s our ultra-girley, uber-sensitive and undoubtedly lovable little girl who thinks she’s the third adult (and perhaps second in charge) in the family.  She’ll be 10 this year and seems to already easily transition from the barbie-doll playing little princess to […]

45 Days

It’s been about 45 days since my last post. I’m not saying that because it’s a record I’m proud of or anything … just pointing out the fact that I’ve been a blogging slacker as of late. And actually acknowledging the length of time makes it even funnier to me that I’m blogging now. You […]

The Simple Life

Despite the season, I’m in a “spring cleaning” sort of mood, though my idea of spring cleaning is probably not typical. When I “spring clean,” I don’t wax floors and scrub baseboards; I purge. I throw things out or away. I simplify. Or, at least, I try to simplify. For instance, now that I’m working […]


So this is what internet addiction looks like. It’s around midnight and I’m typing this on my cell phone in the pitch dark of the guest room at Bryan’s granddad’s house in Auburndale, Florida. We’re having a great time aside from the internet withdrawal. They have service, but it’s dial-up … and once you go […]

My New ‘Mini’ Blog

I have started another blog, this one a mini-blog of sorts, to compliment this one. Its posts will be accessible via the link in the top left-hand corner; the first is copied below for descriptive purposes. Enjoy! “The Birth of ZuZu’s Petals In Frank Capra’s holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life, George Bailey affectionately calls […]