Tag Archives: Arlo

Totally Quotable Arlo: ‘Why would anyone be friends with my parents?’ edition

This was said by Arlo yesterday morning. He’d come into our bedroom to wake us up, and, at some point during the our conversation, he wondered aloud how it was that his mother came to be in possession of not one, but two friends. I can’t remember the exact context. Linette might have mentioned that […]

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On potty training and pooping rainbows

Over the holiday break, I spent a considerable amount of time sequestered in my room, sorting through my towering piles of paper, trying to bring some semblance of order to my increasingly chaotic life. And, in the process, I came across these two pieces of documentation relating to Arlo’s potty training, which, thankfully, is now […]

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Yes, it looks kind of like me, but I did not rob a bank today

At 4:00 today, a man apparently robbed the Ann Arbor TCF bank branch at 1900 Pauline. As these kinds of things seem to happen all the time these days, I probably wouldn’t have even taken notice under normal circumstances. In this case, though, I received an email from a reader warning me that I might […]

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The History of Wiard’s: From Plows and Cider to Soda and Scare-tainment… an American story

As a rule, I try not to talk about local businesses unless I have something good to say about them, which is why, over the 12 years or so that I’ve been posting here, I’ve never mentioned the “agri-entertainment complex” that is Wiard’s. Call me old fashioned, but I like my cider mills without paintball, […]

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Today was a terrible day, but I’m OK with that

It’s after 1:00 AM and I’ve been asked to relocate from my bed to the couch. My terrifyingly loud coughing, it would appear, has finally crossed a line. I should have had the sense to extract myself. When it gets to the point that I need to get out of bed, stand up, and brace […]

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