• Kids

    I’ll elaborate on this at a later date perhaps, but just for the record: It’s amazing to me how utterly different two children from the same parents can be.

    June 17, 2004
  • A favorite quote

    Never underestimate the power of what one man can accomplish when he doesn’t care who gets the credit. — Ronald Reagan

    June 11, 2004
  • Give me NEW, or give me nothing

    I’m in the market for a new computer. A NEW computer. I could get a REFURBISHED computer direct from Apple, with full warranty and all, at a nice discount over a new machine. But I can’t do it. I also can’t bring myself to buy a used car. I know there are plenty of good …

    June 11, 2004
  • Reagan remembered

    An old friend from high school (we were in high school together from 82-86) asked the other day what I thought about Reagan dying, saying “I remember you liked him in high school.” His question struck me in two ways: 1. I hadn’t really given much of my own thought to Reagan’s death since it …

    June 10, 2004
  • Anchors away

    Memorial Day 2004 is (finally) over. Our final visiting guest, my wonderful Mom-in-law, left today. It’s been a great week with lots of company visiting. The kids had a good time, the adults had a good time, the food was great, the weather fantastic … just a great holiday overall. But it was also possibly …

    June 2, 2004
  • What are they teaching my kid(s)?

    For the past two weeks, my son — and his entire kindergarten class — has been counting down the days until May 25th. That’s not the last day of school. No, that’s the day an incubator full of eggs will hatch live chicks in their classroom. According to the “Egg Countdown Calendar” on our fridge, …

    May 23, 2004