Archive for the ‘Family’ category

A Xword first

June 6, 2014

Two cousins in the same puzzle!


The Ghost Ship Lydia

February 16, 2014

Another Sunday stroll, another nephew/niece sighting. This time: embedded in the sidewalk near the ballpark.

Y’all know the story of the Ghost Ship Lydia don’t you? If you don’t, um … ask Lydia.

BMB–nephew edition

November 2, 2013

For the second Saturday in a row, we’ve tried out a new spot for brunch. And for the second time, a menu item was named after a nephew.
Special prize to whomever can guess which niece or nephew will be named next week. Dan’s money is on Afton.

Please, Tennessee …

February 3, 2013

… let your legislators know you want to keep your children safe from bullies:

The Right would have us believe that this sort of legislation ensures that challenging social issues are addressed by parents rather than educators. It’s the same sort of flawed reasoning that has given us the catastrophic public health failure that is abstinence-only education.

In reality however, this bill only protects one class of people: school bullies. You see, if teachers saying anything “inconsistent with natural human reproduction” is prohibited, it becomes extremely challenging for educators to respond to the abuse of students who are, or are perceived to be LGBT. After all, if saying that there’s nothing wrong with being LGBT could cost a teacher their job, how can they come to the defense of a bullied LGBT kid?


Adults imagine the world. Youth can only understand it.

On the market

October 19, 2012

Was surprised to see this sign the other day on the way home from coffee. If anyone from the reunion wants to recreate the family compound magic 365 days a year, now is your chance. Hopefully they didn’t paint over the mural in getting ready to sell (details here).

Painting on Broderick

September 3, 2012

If you recognize this house, you might be interested to know that it appears to be getting a big paint job. Don’t know if other improvements are going on.

On my way to Saturday brunch with the nieces

July 7, 2012