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Star Eco Station

This was a lot different than the Pet Store. Instead of seeing the usual dogs, cats, fish, turtles, crickets, hamsters and guinea pigs, we saw an alligator, two foxes, a 100-pound boa constrictor, and an assortment of reptiles and birds rescued by the U.S. Fish and Game Department from human traffickers. This was Star Eco […]

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Biker Pig

This is a Google image of the biker pig motorcycle D and I assembled on his birthday because he smashed ours not long after we completed it. That’s fine. Really. Okay, he could have let me take a picture of our collaborative efforts before shattering it to pieces. His mom made a chocolate cake with […]

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Quiet Time

We started our quiet time by me reading one of Jesus’ parables from Luke’s gospel. It was about a fig tree and I explained how parables have two meanings, a literal and secret meaning. I thought I sold him on searching for the secret meaning after D mentioned Jesus’ parable on building your house on solid rock. Thank you, […]

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Still Smiling

She went through an emergency four-hour surgery to remove part of her colon and spent a week in the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital. She now has a colostomy bag instead of a regularly working digestive system. Her calcium and potassium were dangerously low one day this week, and with all the iv tubes inserted […]

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Break Dancing

No, D is not break dancing. Although it looks like it. We took a night walk to the park on his birthday. The lights were on at the basketball court. So I asked D to “do the snake,” a reference a You Tube clip with a snake who flips around like crazy and kills itself. The […]

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Untitled

This is D’s favorite part of a cub scout pack meeting: game and snack time. Anything involving running and a little craziness perfectly suits D’s temperament. It is the same for all the scouts. This game was sharks vs. minnows. Blind sharks, that is. And it got crazy. There were around 30+ scouts, all running in […]

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DIY Trifle

Have you ever bought a book and forgot all about it? That’s what happened to me with Mike Adamick’s Dad’s Book of Awesome recipes. I bought it, and it went into the abyss known as the bookshelf. But D and I put it to good use during his two week winter break after I found it. […]

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Ninja Shepherd

D was a shepherd. But he looked more like a ninja shepherd. His staff was a much-needed accessory to defend himself against his fellow choir members during a back stage costume change. To digress: “Come Messiah King.” The children’s enthusiasm, voices and bright, shining spirits were a joy to behold. They soldiered through singing in four services, […]

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A Random Thought

One of my high school students wrote an essay on how he thought people are too sensitive and too thin-skinned to every hurtful comment made by others. He argued his point very well, but I, politely, have to disagree with him. “Let’s be honest, the world is a racist, sexist, and just judgmental place,” he […]

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Wilderness Park

Sure, I would have preferred to be hiking in Yosemite, but I know what the Wife would say about that, so despite my thoughts of Yosemite, the nature preserve near our home was a good second option. D took a fondness to a couple of toddlers, and so we followed them around for awhile, and […]

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