Parenting

The Zombies Are Coming…

May 2, 2015
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I can say now, pretty confidently, that both my children have strong interest in music and dance. Throughout the day, “Daddy finger, daddy finger, where are you????” can be heard streaming out of Ami’s room. This flows right into a howling rendition of “You’ve got a friend in me!” as she does a hippy sashay […]

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Teeny Wolf

May 10, 2014
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Benson has a bit of a love-hate relationship with scary things. He is inexorably drawn to them whether it’s daddy jumping out of the dark, a zombie on a video, or a scary dude on Halloween in a mask. He seeks them out and cries for more…and yet, he always keeps a safe distance while […]

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The Lady in the Water aka…Tsun”Ami”

November 15, 2013
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Some people can sit and stare mesmerized for hours at a campfire. The flickering flames like snapping tentacles lapping at the onlookers relentlessly. Much like a snake charmer. The little dances in the fire can hypnotize. Water has the same effect on me…I love the water. No matter my current mood, whenever I am near […]

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Lake of Dreams

August 11, 2013
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After the hour and a half drive, I spot the familiar marker that indicates that we have arrived at our destination. While most homes along this route have the standard driveway with a mailbox and address number used for identification, two lonely black iron gates, barely standing on either side of a dirt/grass path seemingly […]

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Horton Hears a Who

May 27, 2013
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Have you ever seen a serious wrestlers ears? They have usually been mangled beyond recognition. The grinding on the mat and the general stress that they are constantly put under, over time, transforms them from functional receptors of sound waves into something that wrestlers refer to as “cauliflower ear”…a very suitable nickname for the bulbous […]

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Love and…Basketball?

May 8, 2013
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Just a quick post to let you all know that I am still alive and breathing. It has been difficult finding the time to post lately. My days are filled with taking care of Amelie and Benson, searching for jobs and now, I am even doing some side work as a web developer…if you know […]

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The Mummy

April 15, 2013
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Slowly and deliberately, it approaches… When Benson was born, he came out, the nurse lifted him up and his entire body stiffened prompting the nurse to exclaim “Whoa, he is strong!” Ever since then, he has been in forward motion. Everything is fast with Ben; running, climbing, learning stuff. He is quick to get frustrated […]

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So I Worked for an Axe Murderer

March 12, 2013
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By now, you all know that I am an avid movie fan. One of my all time favorites is “Parenthood”. Now that I am “very heavy” into building my own family, this movie calls to me even more. Funny, poignant moments from the film hit much closer to home. The movie is fantastic in that […]

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Contagion

February 15, 2013
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Dateline – January 6, 2013 As we come into the new year, things begin settling down at the Perry household. The stress of the holidays are over,  Amelie is now 6 months and Benson is 2. The sleeping is decent…we all seem to be getting more. Benson is communicating much better as his vocabulary has to be […]

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Signs

January 29, 2013
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I start with a blank slate. Looking inside my mind for some thread of inspiration, a whisper of some memory to become the spark that will ignite the idea into a full-fledged blog post. As a student who hated English classes and writing, I find it surprising that I enjoy this so much. I recall a teacher from way back […]

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