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Nathaniel’s arsenal grows

Nathaniel doesn’t take to time changes, since he’s an early riser who struggles to get to sleep if it’s still light outside (yeah, summer with him is fun).  So I wasn’t surprised that he showed a fraying temper this evening, … Continue reading

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Early Kentucky Spring

A couple of years ago, I headed to a spring visit event for prospective students.  Campus was deserted.  We were in the midst of a snowstorm, classes had been canceled, and only the prospective students and their parents were up … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Mom and Dad

On Wednesday, my parents will celebrate 48 years of marriage, if I’ve got my dates right.  That is seriously impressive to me, who has only been married a quarter as long.  Congratulations!! Erin

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Christmas in Nova Scotia

It’s been four years since we’ve been to see Sydney’s family in Nova Scotia, so a visit was long overdue.  We also had to come meet our only nephew, who was born earlier this year (during the peak of farming … Continue reading

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My book is IN

I have no pretty pictures to show you (trust me: there’s nothing pretty about this), but today I emailed my revised book manuscript to my editor and walked a hard copy down to the post office.  After a year of … Continue reading

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Who says Sydney can’t carve?

A colleague recently teased me that I probably didn’t really understand Thanksgiving, since no one in our house was going to be carving a turkey.  Well, it’s no longer Thanksgiving, and this is no turkey, but Sydney can certainly carve … Continue reading

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Winter Hike at Shaker Village

Yesterday we took a long hike at Shaker Village, on the Tanyard Trail (6 miles).  The end of the semester has us feeling a bit of cabin fever (so much grading and writing time . . .), so it was … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Fans

Katherine and Nathaniel have finally gotten into Harry Potter.  That’s good in many ways: they’re reading, they’re asking interesting questions, and they’re sharing something fun with each other.  On the other hand, it also means we’re having to set rules … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Hike

On our first day of Thanksgiving Break, we drove about an hour west, to Vernon-Douglas State Nature Preserve.  If our destinations seem a bit random, know that they’re often motivated by Sydney’s attention to bird alerts from around the state.  … Continue reading

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Two Nathaniel Stories

A few nights ago, Nathaniel emerged from his room at 10pm.  As he shuffled toward me, blinking in the lamplight, he said quite distinctly, “Mommy, I would like you to move the Harry Potter books to the high shelf.” “Did … Continue reading

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