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Trump Watch: The Deck the Halls Edition

Deck the halls with boughs. Or, for today’s purposes, bows. Stolen bows. Yes, the squirrels of 1029 are engaging in the New American Lawlessness. Inspired by that scofflaw Trump, they have carried off a perfectly lovely late autumnal bow bestowed upon our ceramic owl by The Missus. 424 more words


from my house to your house...

To all my American Family, Friends, and Readers!

I am thankful for you all. 

Safe travels.



In shock

Has it only been five days since Election Day? It feels like a month already. We’ve been sleeping poorly, crying, and generally numb with our fears about what the new president-elect is going to do to this country and the most vulnerable people in it. 142 more words

Hearth And Home


This scary fellow was at our door to greet tick-or-treaters last week. Unfortunately, no one came. I don’t think they were scared off–we don’t usually get many on our dirt road in the woods, anyway. 67 more words

Hearth And Home

Mud and Sand

“It was all the clods at once become
-William Stafford

My kids don’t know about dirt clods.

The realization hit me this weekend as I read Learning to Live in the World, a posthumous collection from the Oregonian poet William Stafford. 466 more words


Cleaning the Kitchen in a Big Hurry

I’m not one of those people who can make a plan to keep their kitchen clean and stick to it. I’m more the type who cleans it “pretty well,” keeps it up for a bit, then lets it slowly degrade further and further until things get to “Oh crap, are coming over and will think I belong on Hoarders”-level. 693 more words


Yoda Silences His Phone

A gentle rain pushed through San Diego today, graying the skies enough to justify a pot of tea, a sweatshirt, and curling up on the couch to watch… 351 more words

School Administration