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Ruby Takes to the Sky

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So glad I’m here

Somehow music and song lyrics have worked their way into my life again after many years. ┬áThe sleep deprivation of having young children has nearly faded (now that both of them sleep through the night most of the time) and I’m able to pay closer attention to the world around me. Tucker has been playing […]

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15 Years

Fifteen years ago today Victoria drove a borrowed truck, with her limited possessions into Brattleboro, Vermont to join me on what would be our first, longest, and most significant adventure together. I can still feel the crisp chill of the pre-winter air as I chatted nervously with one of the local crazies and awaited her […]

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Lowered Expectations

One of my favorite pre-vacation practices is to intentionally lower my expectations. I contend that I am due a single 15-60 minute “moment of bliss” somewhere in a 2+ week vacation, and if I can get that I consider the experience a success. ┬áThese moments of bliss generally take the form of reading a great […]

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Photo Highlights: Santa Cruz Cruise

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Home

I wasn’t at home when we were tied into slip A58 in Monterey Harbor. I was homesick. Surprising yes, since I was on my own boat, tied up with my usual dock lines, cooking in my own galley, and sleeping in my own bed. I spent my time in Monterey constantly checking the three forecast […]

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September’s End in Photos

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Miles Takes a Shot

Just you know, he insisted on doing this. It was completely unprompted.

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Knock Knock

Miles: “Knock Knock” Me: “Who’s there?” Miles: “Banana” Me: “Banana Who” Miles: “Aren’t you glad I didn’t say Orange?” At this point I’m thinking, at least he got the right fruit in there but Miles scrunches up his forehead as I fake laugh and says “Daddy what’s the real joke?” So I decided to humor […]

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This is Miles

This is Miles. I feel like I’ve just begun to know him. Recently he’s been relating his observations to us with his own clever interpretations. I find myself constantly amused, inspired, and uplifted as I watch this little boy interact with the world. He’s developing a piercing wit that he casually melds with his uncomplicated but somehow […]

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