Major Sullivan Ballou's last letter to his beloved Sarah

July 28, 2011

Shared with me today by a very dear collaborator, several of us found this Civil...

The Most Loyal Pen Pal Ever

May 6, 2011

The other night, our daughter had a sleepover with one of her friends who's eight.


Eye of the Storm: A Class Divided

April 25, 2011

Beware 8th Graders

April 16, 2011

My wife and I were chortling the other day about several funny childhood memories. They are count...

Chic Frugality

April 15, 2011

It's not unusual (cue Tom Jones) for our little group to research, write and speak to Generat...

One Priceless Penny

March 3, 2011

My wife received the neatest card today from our eight-year-old daughter's tutor:


from Gettysburg to Iceland, D.C.

November 16, 2010

This past Tuesday, November 9th, was a most contradictory day.

Ask me what I think of it,...

Existential Birthdays

November 3, 2010

Yesterday was my beloved's birthday.  (A big one, though I probably shouldn't say ...

An Entry to End Entries?

October 27, 2010

Not quite, but my promise to you today is one of pithiness.

Of all the words that have be...

Microscopic Me?

September 10, 2010

I had one of those "if it weren't so dang painful, it'd be comedic" ...

Otherworldly "Photographs"

August 29, 2010

Next time you're searching for computer desktop/background/wallpaper images, promise me you...

Kids Say the Darndest Things

August 20, 2010