Even though the boy threatens to make this our last year to have a family-themed costume each of the past recent years, we’ve fended off such desires another year–this is Year Eight of such tomfoolery! Happy Halloween.
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When an organization whose Board you’re on schedules its annual conference in Las Vegas, you sign up for the tax-deductible vacation. When you find out an artist you’ve loved for 35+ years has a very rare live performance at the same time, you go early and make it a weekend […]
For this year’s Halloween costume, we traveled to Hill Valley, California in November 1955.
The 8-year-old started reading the “Harry Potter” books a few months ago; she’s finishing the last installment in the 30-45 minutes of extra awake time we give her after bath time. Naturally, she wanted to dress like Hermione for Halloween this year. So, we let her. But what about the […]
I love October. We get dropping temperatures (most years), a trip to Saint Simons Island for my annual conference, and Halloween. Some years, we take an additional work-related trip, but this year, the military interfered with that plan. This year, we took our newish electric car to SSI. It took […]
Last weekend, I saw Yacht Rock Revue cover The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album at Variety Playhouse, at it was awesome. Before they did that album, they did Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” with “The Wizard of Oz” playing on a screen behind them, so we could all see […]
I was introduced to Pepto as a teen who’d consumed too much candy one Halloween. My mother produced it to silence my whining about frequent trips to the potty. When I asked what it was, she said, “It’s like concrete for your bottom.” I pictured my dad with a trowel […]
Apparently, there’s a show on Netflix that involves a really smart dog who invents things and once adopted a boy named Sherman, and now they have a show together that involves interviewing persons who’ve traveled through time in a “waybac” machine the dog invented. My children like it, so when […]
A few months ago, I sent an email to a couple friends from high school about planning a trip together sometime this spring or summer–the year all of us turn 40. We bounced around a few ideas about things to do or places to go, and I thought we’d go […]
When I was in law school, a major impediment to my doing well on exams was the propensity of one of the TV stations to show “The Sound of Music” every mid-December. I know a single dude in his 20s isn’t necessarily supposed to love a movie from 1965 that […]