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Edtech Irony

Our daughter was accepted recently into the private school we were hoping for. I don’t get excited about good news much because I’m an insufferable skeptic, but knowing where she will be going to school afforded us both a big sigh of relief. The irony in this situation is that the institution where we placed […]

Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Jake and the *expletive* Neverland Pirates

Let me just say that I realized before even starting this post that it was going to make me sound like a stick in the mud, fun-hating, grumpy old man. I may be all of those things. Actually it’s hard to quantify me as “old” at this point, although I’m sure to a six year-old […]

Oh, Tannenbaum!

Crystal and I have been working on a Christmas card and/or Christmas letter to send out this year. We sent a card two years ago which, as our first year at Hemp Farms, was basically a picture of our house along with our new contact information (address, phone, etc.) I spent some time putting it […]

Toddlers to televisions

A while back I wrote about how we wound up with a brand new John Deere riding mower. That was an example of how certain big purchase decisions work out between Crystal and I wherein she expresses her disapproval and I proceed regardless. However, there is another (less contentious) sequence of interactions that also occasionally […]

Unto us a child is born

For anyone who knows me at all, this should not be a surprise – we’ve done our best to notify everyone in the living world of the event. But I suppose it is possible that someone has been engaged in a carefully crafted plan to avoid contact with us at all costs and therefore was […]