Category Archives: Musing

The Umbrella Tree

We were walking to Church, when Zoe said, “there’s an umbrella in the tree.” Yes, there was. It was a tall tree. If I were my friend Alfred I could tell you what tree it was (Alfred studied botany in … Continue reading

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How I faked my way through University

PL says I have very high self-esteem. Or ego. Some colleagues have said that I am “unstress-able” or unflappable. Others have said I am funny, creative, or even self-assured. I am all that of course. On the outside. Where it … Continue reading

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Ford vs Kavenaugh – ripples

I have been following the Kavenaugh confirmation hearings, and I heard and read Dr Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, and Kavenaugh’s histrionics. This is one story that rippled out of that event. As a father of a daughter, I hope she … Continue reading

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“Will you protect me?”

During our staycation, I discovered the Fox Movie channel. The first night we caught “Kingsmen – The Golden Circle”. Z watched it until she fell asleep. The next night, the movie was “Logan”. A good movie. Full of pathos. And … Continue reading

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“If I were a boy…”

Yes, I mean the Beyonce’s song. [Edit 13 Aug: BC Jean was the original singer. Beyonce did a cover.] But I REALLY only heard it when I saw this performance.

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Alone in the dark, with 12 kids

No, not me. As I grow older, I’m getting more… wimpy? mellow? sensitive? Empathetic? Just pathetic? I get news stories on my FB feed, and sometimes I read the headlines and move on. So a few days ago, I read … Continue reading

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Five things you first know how to do

We had an interesting conversation with Z this morning. First, it was notable that we could have a conversation. 3 years ago, she would have just grinned goofily at us. Z’s 3 1/2 years old now and she has grown. … Continue reading

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