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Totally Quotable Arlo: “A New Super Hero Is Born” edition

On the continuum of greatness, Toothbrush in Sock Man may not grade out as high as, say, Spider Man, but not everyone is lucky enough to be bitten by a radioactive insect. No, some of us have to do it ourselves, using just those things that we can reach on the bathroom counter. [If you’ve […]

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Burying Freeda’s ashes

It’s been a few weeks now since Freeda, our 14 year old pit-lab mix, died, and the kids and I decided yesterday morning that the time had come to dig a hole in the back yard near where she liked to lay, build a little wooden box for her ashes, and give her a proper […]

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“This is what daddy sounds like when he laughs.”

I don’t want to suggest that my kids have never heard me laugh. They have. In fact, I laugh quite often, in my own little way. I shake my head and chuckle. I occasionally allow a guffaw to escape. I don’t think that my son and daughter have ever had the occasion to hear me […]

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Totally Quotable Arlo: “the meat just wants to go home” edition

As of a few months ago, Arlo, who just recently turned four, has decided that, with a few notable exceptions, he’s a vegetarian. I’m not sure how it started, as we never brought the subject of vegetarianism up in any substantive way, but one day he just started asking us if the food that we […]

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Totally Quotable Arlo: in utero looking out edition

The kids and I were hiking around the woods this morning when Arlo announced to Clementine and me that he knew about things that we’d done as a family before he was born. When asked how he could possibly know what we’d been doing before his birth, he responded, “When I was a baby, I […]

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