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When Communities Erode

Thanks to William for another spectacular guest post. You can follow him on twitter at @willibaldoea We live in a time when no one wants to remember. We pretend we are where it starts. Look at the way we live—we build houses on cliffs, on fault lines, in the path of things, and when something happens, we don’t learn history, we build it again, right on the same spot, bigger, better… Fallout accumulates. What we’ve got now is a blend of fact and fiction that we’re agreeing to call reality. – A.M. …

The One Where I Told My Son We Could Stop After He Puked

I’m tired and lazy. August might be a little sporadic with the posting. Jane is back from Outward Bound. It sounds like it was an incredible experience, and it’s one I’ll invite her to talk more about. There were some harrowing moments with a tipped over canoe but it sounds like she was with an exceptional group of girls and they came to be close as a group. She came home taller, stronger, and without a lick of table manners. It was good. Last night two friends slept over and …

The Help, My Help

I know that I purchased The Help on January 7, 2010 because my Amazon account told me so. It was a good book. It wasn’t great. It started beautifully and everyone loves a good Southern Novel. There’s richness in the characters of south that we all love. I wanted to love the book. I devoured the first two thirds of the book but then I was disappointed as the author dragged the ending out and had a need to package it up tidily. I saw the movie and I think …

About Captain America

Alexander went with a friend today to see Captain America. There haven’t been many movies for him to see lately and he had a good time seeing it with his buddy. I’d been looking forward to seeing it with him. Alexander and I love movies at the Gold Class, we love the service, the pillows, the blankets, the space. Or maybe I love it, and maybe he likes the movies, and maybe he likes seeing them with his friends. I know it’s childlike to be this disappointed about not seeing a movie …