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"Pay it Forward" Day is April 24

No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.

I usually rush through the day thinking about what I need to get done and consumed by all the stuff that weighs on my time and my brain.  630 more words

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Oompa-Loompas Float (in Zion, at least).

My family and I are tagging along this week with friends who rented a fabulous home outside Zion National Park. Three days in, and we are officially smitten with Zion. 449 more words

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On the Road to Zion (Going to Hell in a Bucket).

We are officially on the road. Ninety minutes into a 10-hour drive to Zion National Park. Technically, through Zion National Park, since the place we rented is on the other side. 649 more words

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Werewolves of Corte Madera.

Yesterday I managed to squeeze in a ridiculously beautiful trail run above our kids’ school in Marin. I had about 2 hours to burn between the 2nd grade’s “Did You Know Medicine Show” and a meeting in SoMa that did not involve 2nd graders. 725 more words

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Everybody Was Fitbit Fighting (Part 3)


Those cats are no longer fast as lightning.  I am sad to report that my Fitbit died on Monday, April 7, 2014, at approximately 2:19pm.  The cause of death is still under investigation.  705 more words

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Buried on a Motorcycle.


Two nights ago, 8 year-old Everett informed his parents over pesto chicken precisely how he expects his body to be handled upon his death: 

“I don’t want to be cremated. 769 more words

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Winter Is Coming.

“Hello, my name is Keir, and I’m a binge-watcher.”

“Hiiiii, Keir!”

And so begins another meeting of Binge-Watchers Anonymous.

“If I think about it, I got my first taste of binge-watching 12 years ago, shortly after the birth of our first son. 410 more words

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