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Bird Experts

I came home from visiting my mom in the hospital, and after eating a five-minute dinner, D had to serve a time out for breaking a house rule. It took him fifteen minutes between going to the bathroom and various diversionary tactics before he made it to the time out area. So I connected with […]

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Star Eco Station

This was different than the Pet Store. Instead of seeing 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 Station, an environmental science […]

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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 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 had sold him on searching for the secret meaning after D mentioned–thanks to being a huge Veggie Tales fan–Jesus’ parable on building your house […]

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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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Sharks vs. Minnows

D’s favorite part of a Cub Scout pack meeting is the game and snack time. Anything involving running and a little craziness suits his temperament. It’s the same for pretty much all scouts. The game at he latest pack meeting was sharks vs. minnows. Blind sharks, that is. And it got crazy. The sharks in this […]

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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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