Category Archives: Small pets…the bane of my existence.

Can We Keep It? Can We Keep It?

Two days ago while Noah and I were having yet another deep conversation at lunch  he asked out of the blue if he could get a parakeet.  Before he could even pronounce the final hard consonant sound of the three … Continue reading

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Season 1: Episode 70

Season 1: Episode 70 It has happened.  I kind of expected it, after all it has been four years since he walked through our front door.  Still, I had hoped we could have skated by this stage in life with … Continue reading

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A Step Back in Time

I come from a long line of Irish storytellers.  Its remarkable to think about how the ability to archive special stories in a family’s life has evolved with the advent of computer technology.  We can share just about everything with … Continue reading

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One Hundred and Eighty Degrees…

The morning after Noah and I arrived home we were both wide awake when the morning sun filtered through the Cascade foothills to the east.  Inquisitive Noah set off to explore his new world while I drug myself to the kitchen … Continue reading

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