An Eagle Scout
On March 17, we held a ceremony to formally present the rank of Eagle Scout to my son, Russell.
I realize some of my circle of friends take issue with the Boy Scouts of America, and for good reason, but this isn’t the right time for … Continue reading
Writing at Entropy Central
If you are a writer with offspring living in the house, You know very well that the chaos that erupts from “special events” can completely derail writing time.
The real problem is that “special events” happen all the time. Over the past several months, the “special … Continue reading
I can’t stand commencement ceremonies. They’re long, they’re boring, the President never speaks at the ceremonies I’m involved with, and you’re too far away to see the person you know cross the stage.
I went to my own high school commencement because it was my first one. I went to … Continue reading
If you follow this blog at all, you know I’m into tropical fish, and I keep a lot of them, both in terms of numbers and variety of species. What you might not know is that I also have two dogs, and the difference is night and day. While you … Continue reading
Went with the family up to Red River, New Mexico with a side trip to Colorado Springs. I’m pretty tired after driving the ten hours to get home (including a stop to get the dogs at the kennel). And, I only lost one fish, a tetra.
I’ll be blogging about … Continue reading
Just got back from a trip to LA. The main reason for the trip was to celebrate the 21st birthday of my wife’s cousin’s son. Mission accomplished there.
We stayed at a place overlooking Disneyland, though we did not partake in any of Mickey’s festivities.
On Saturday morning I drove … Continue reading
Parents, please pay attention to what your kids are doing online. Yesterday, my daughter received an instant message from a friend asking for video chat. When the chat began, there was “something wrong” on the friend’s side. My daughter could only transmit, not receive video or sound. The person on … Continue reading
For the fifth consecutive year, Audrey competed in the Arizona Flute Society Young Artist competition.
2004 – Debut Division – Honorable Mention (unshared)
2005 – Debut Division – 3rd Place
2006 – Debut Division – 1st place (tied)
2007 – Junior Division – Participant
In the Debut (4th … Continue reading
In order to spend some time with my kids, I took them to a local indoor mini-golf course. (I know, I know, only in Phoenix…)
Here they are standing in front of the big giraffe.
Yesterday the temperature reached 115 degrees. Today is only supposed to get to 113. Nice to have a cooling trend. Should drop to 109 later in the week. To fight the heat, the kids swim a lot. Here are some pictures from yesterday’s madness.