Killing the Babysitter

Today, as part of Daddy Camp, I taught my youngest, Kai, the joys of second breakfast and skateboarding to the movie theater (to be fair it was probably just a reinforcement of the joys of second breakfast). Later we tossed the ball, picked up his brother from baseball camp, and drove home, where I cooked […]

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The approach to Rainier was peppered with glimpses of what was to come, then the mountain would go out of sight. Eventually another bend in the road would bring a peek at the mountain, closer, bigger, then gone.
Another bend and a peek – holy shit it’s so much closer, bigger!
Turn, turn , turn.
Another bend and peek – duuuuuude, it’s biiiiggggerrrrrrrrrr!!!!
Turn, turn, turn.
It got bigger!!! Look at at!
Turn, turn,turn.
Another peek…..Jesus………

Can a mountain love you back?





Lopez Island

Leaving certain places stirs a satisfied melancholy. Riding the ferry back to mainland Washington after three days on Lopez, just such a pleasant melancholy settled in on me and it was not the reaction I’d expected heading into the trip. Why the melancholy? I don’t know. Finding love when you weren’t looking, then leaving….? Something about […]

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A Crew

“One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery These boys together make me happy. Even when they drive me crazy, knowing they’re together provides deep wells of contentment. In routine times around the house, in outings, in […]

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