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Meet the flock

Terence , blue ,chuck ,Hal, bomb ,mighty eagle, red and bubbles are D ‘s wild flock  egg stealing pigs , general – frank ,dopey ,ross , general Fred , Steve , grandpa pig and king pig . we will eat the eggs before the pigs do ! Now its birdie time !  

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The Worst Two Sons

I took my mom to her ear doctor appointment, a couple days ago, and the septuagenarian doctor told us a story about his nephews at the end of her appointment. His sister had two sons. She got a divorce and remarried. As a twelve-year-old boy, the older brother liked jumping off the roof onto a mattress […]

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Things About Myself

I am a sugar addict My favorite is chocolate hostess cupcakes with the cream filling. I wait until the last minute to tell the wife about stuff. I rarely go to see the doctor. I never floss. I lost my left cornerstone tooth while eating pizza. I need time by myself to refuel. My stomach […]

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Malibu Wine Safari

Last year, between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, D and I boarded a former World War II navy vessel (USS Iowa), walking around to burn off excess calories from eating too much food during the holidays. This year, on a picturesque ranch in the rolling hills of Malibu, we hopped aboard a custom-built, open-air jeep with tiered […]

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Teamwork

I was tasked with helping D to clean his room. I say that I believe in fostering his independence, but five minutes into the job, he asked if he could take a mid-afternoon bath. I agreed, and even cleaned up his room for him, with this one caveat: he had to help me do the […]

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Pine Wood Derby

I listened to an interview with a mother on a Radiolab podcast (“The Ghosts of Football“) who said her eight-year-old son’s favorite part of playing football was the pizza party and trophy at the end of the season. Thirteen members of the boy’s family played in the NFL, and despite his ability to make other players […]

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Beach Fun

I need to have one of these days again…to just sit and look at the ocean. Haven’t had one of those days in a long time.

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First Audition

I don’t know if he’ll get a part or not. But when I learned the children’s choir was having auditions for acting parts in the upcoming the Children’s Easter Pageant, I knew I had to encourage D to audition. He has been part of five performances, though only once in an acting role as Heracles in […]

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This Certifies That

The switch blade may have lost some of its appeal from previous generations. But D still enjoyed earning a badge for demonstrating his knowledge and skill in the use of a personal pocketknife. His Whittling Chip certificate said, “By completing these safety requirements and by promising to abide by the Knives Are Not Toys guidelines […]

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Mambo Dance

The mambo dance is an annual tradition of Pack 658…and the kids love it.

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