Best Memories

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I’ve been thinking a lot about memories while planning out our summer. Just what kind of things do kids remember with excitement? I want the summer to be memorable for them, but what do Chris and Alexa really remember? I … Continue reading →

Best Summer Ever, part 3. Goth Night at the Amusement Park

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Yesterday we took our first trip of the year to Lakeside Amusement Park. Even though it’s on the opposite side of Denver,  it’s under 20 minutes from our house to the parking lot. Lakeside is one of my favorite places … Continue reading →

Best Summer Ever, part 2. Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen beckons

From just next to our front yard, you can see a Dairy Queen sign rising up behind the 7-11 across the street. A DQ across the street from a kid’s house is one of the details that will be remembered into … Continue reading →

Masterpieces by Alexa, part 1

Beach House of Love by Alexa

I’ve begun to catalog my kids’ artwork both for posterity and to show artistic growth, or something like that, for when they apply to the Denver School of the Arts in 4 years. I’m just making up numbers, but I … Continue reading →

Best Summer Ever, part 1

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Since we moved back from the Philippines, the kids and I haven’t really had a proper summer vacation together. I taught at a year-round school for two of the summers, prepped for a 1:1 iPad roll out during another, moved … Continue reading →

Bringing down the temple or not caring anymore?


a spectacular sculpture of Samson in Asdod, Israel. And Samson called unto the Lord, and said, O Lord God, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at … Continue reading →

take my money, my possessions, my obsessions

Soul for Sale

Some songs give me reminders that I need to hear at least a few times every year. Tonight, i really needed to listen to Between Angels and Insects. That led me on a several hour trip through several personal lessons delivered … Continue reading →