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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. I think it’s similar for most scouts. The game at the latest monthly pack meeting was Sharks vs. Minnows. Blind sharks, that is. And it got crazy. There were about 30 […]

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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 proved to be good enough second option. D took a fondness to a couple of toddlers, and so we followed them around for […]

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The Ultimate Ecosystem

Every now and then, D is in museum and he is just stopped. Cold. The fish aquarium at the California Science Center did it to him this time. We had just exited the new “The Science behind Pixar” exhibit, learning about the math and science involved in movie making, and his mom asked D what he wanted to […]

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Big Brother

I got to see what D would be like if he had a brother when we discovered a play area at the mall, and D found a younger buddy to jump off a log over and over again while I chatted with the boy’s mom. They were a perfect match. Two active boys who rarely stopped moving. […]

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