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2016: The Year That Was Anthropomorphized

Time for another year in review. Last year, my resolutions were: (1) enjoy time with Team Duvall, (2) finish my doctoral thesis, (3) run like the wind. And the results? (1) Done, (2) working on it, and (3) got a cease-and-desist from the wind. For a guy with remarkably little in the way of responsibilities, […]

The Mean, Lean 2015

(See a whole messy history of my years in review at 2014 In the Rear View). 2015 was a good year for me, overall. My son, who is 3 1/2 years old now, continues to become a really cool guy. He’s developing a sense of humor to rival my own–although there’s debate about whether that’s […]

Cranky x2

I know I’ve been sporadic about posting here, but I promise you, I have about a million things making me cranky. Hopefully I will get time to post at least 100,000 of them before the end of the decade. I can’t promise that my more frequent posts will be happening any time in the immediate […]

Smart Kids Make Me Cranky

My wife and I are fairly intelligent people (although one of us is smarter, but modesty prevents me from saying which of us it is). We’re definitely smart enough to deal with your average kid. Unfortunately, our little guy is not your average kid. Not that he’s outwitted us–at least, not yet–but he sure isn’t […]

Drawstrings: The Last String

I’m still cranky, I just haven’t had much time to write about it lately. Now that the summer is here, though, I’m finally able to vent my frustration (some of it–there’s a pretty big backlog). Hopefully I’ll get to all of my complaints, but for now I’ll just focus on the most pressing. Today’s topic […]

Smash!

Today our son discovered the word “smash.” He thinks it’s hilarious. He gave himself hiccups saying it and then giggling. Even though it’s an old standard for me, I found myself saying it back to him and giggling too. I did not get the hiccups, though. Then my wife came in and smashed the giant […]

The Mind

Our son has recently hit a new milestone: he’s started defining things as “mine.” Like “my block,” “my bottle,” “my mama.” He’s also starting to know his own mind–what he wants (usually “apple juice”) and when he wants it (generally, “now”). So I’m looking forward to the next phase, when he starts to ask “why?”. […]