Tag: kids

  • Tyler’s BU Graduation

    It was just a few short years ago that I posted Tyler’s send off to college. Yesterday he graduated from Boston University. While the last year, for various reasons, has moved a bit slower than the others, the collective four years have flown by in hindsight. I can only imagine what a journey it’s been […]

  • Julia

    Julia

    Julia just graduated from high school. It was strangely anti-climactic. She put on her graduation regalia and headed out the door to meet a small group of classmates in Group 11 at the Alameda Theatre where they were ushered in, socially-distanced, and took the stage, one-by-one, to pick up a diploma and say a few […]

  • Tyler’s Graduation

    (cross-posted from Facebook) Indulge me in a bit of wistful sappiness on the day of Tyler’s graduation from high school. Two photos, one taken on the first day of kindergarten and another graduating from high school. In between,  the Surly you Know letter his 7th grade teacher had each parent write (thx, Ms. Moody !) […]

  • The best thing on the Internet today

    I’ve already shared this multiple times today but am adding it here so I can refer back when needed. Media coverage was thick and fast as it was a slow news day in Trumpland and everyone was looking for a bit of comic relief on a Friday after a busy week. Taiwan-based expat Ben Thompson […]

  • Loss of Innocence

    Loss of Innocence

    Yesterday, my 10 year-old daughter, discovered that the Tooth Fairy no longer exists. I was packing to return home from our vacation and was about to stow some bandages in my toilet bag when she caught a glimpse of her note and tooth that she had left for T.F. under her pillow several days ago. […]

  • It’s Elementary

    It’s Elementary

    via @jarnovayrynen

  • Caine’s Arcade

    Caine’s Arcade

    Caine’s Arcade is a charming short film about a 9-year old boy who built a homemade  arcade out of cardboard boxes at his dad’s used auto part store in East LA and how a community rallied to show him some love. One day, by chance, I walked into Smart Parts Auto looking for a used door […]

  • Julia on Violin

    She’s been wanting to play for years. and now she’s now learning to pluck the strings. Yesterday, Julia received certification from the Royal College of Music.

  • Old School Playground

    Old School Playground

    Back when I was a lad life on the playground was a little more . . . tenuous. Everything in the playground was more dangerous. And they were different and unique, seemingly put together by the neighborhood handymen who in a burst of creative energy one Saturday morning emptied their garages of old tires, 2×4s, […]

  • Sibling Rivalry 2009

    A Nokia colleague of mine here in Finland had a charming update to an age old scenario. In this scene, the older sister, who is 13, is saying she has a crush on a boy in her school. It’s a boy in her school and the younger sister is dying to know who it is. […]

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