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Happy first birthday Arlo Lao Maynard

A year ago yesterday, Linette and I we welcomed our son Arlo into the world. Like his sister, once he made up his mind that he wanted to join us, he came shooting down the birth canal like a rocket. I think I must have mentioned it here before, but, eight years ago, when Linette […]

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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Lindsay Garinger

I believe I first met Lindsay Garinger a few days after Arlo was born, at an Occupy Ypsi teach-in. She was pregnant, and, if I’m not mistaken, she was knitting. I’d seen her around before, and always assumed that she was a local. That, apparently, wasn’t the case, though… Here, with the whole story, is […]

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My pilot light is out

Every once in a while, I get the urge to stop blogging. I sat and stared at the screen last night for a few hours, and just couldn’t seem to muster the energy or enthusiasm for it. I feel like blaming the baby, as he’s been keeping us up for the past two weeks, but […]

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Introducing Arlo Lao Maynard

This is Arlo. He wasn’t due until the 10th, but he decided to join us early this morning. The midwives showed up at the house at 1:03 AM, and he was born at 1:12 AM. I’ll share more tomorrow, but I wanted you all to know that both mother and son are doing great. [note: […]

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