Know what that is?  It’s a portion of the approved leave of absence I filed with the court in which I spend the bulk of my time; I requested it in mid-August.  And the dates I picked?  My bride’s birthday (9/11) and opening day of the next “Star Wars” film.  I can’t wait to see what they’ll do in Episode VII and want to make sure I’m able to see it on opening day (i.e., not night, when the theater is packed) as soon as I can.  Also,…

I surprised him and picked him up from “Legos club” after school; he’s never seen my car waiting in the carpool lane at his school before, so I had to get out and wave at him before he’d walk my way.  He talked all about something he built that spun and caused the Lego person riding on it to fly off.  Meanwhile, I drove him past our street and instead pulled up to Teahouse Comics. Him:  Why are we going this way, Daddy? Me:  Remember when we were…