Category Archives: Elementary School Age

Andy Catlett: Early Travels

I recently finished reading Wendell Berry’s novel, Andy Catlett: Early Travels. It’s another installment in his series of fictional stories of fictional people of a fictional town called Port William, Kentucky. I got my start with this author and this series after … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Asps

We were already a family when we moved to Amsterdam in the last week of January, 2003. Marci and I had been married for almost five years. Elliot was ten months old. Still, we really grew as a family during … Continue reading

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To Cor, on the Occasion of His 10th Birthday

Dear Cor, Happy Birthday! There are some really nice things about having a birthday at this time of the year, aren’t there? This transition from summer to fall is just lovely: still warm enough to go around shirtless (as you … Continue reading

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To Olivia, on the Occasion of Her 12th Birthday

Dear Olivia, You’ve probably noticed me organizing our family photographic archives recently. I mean, how could you not notice me, camped out at our family’s desktop computer, blocking you from access to the latest YouTube episode of Good Mythical Morning?!? … Continue reading

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Four Soccer Games, Three Parties, Two-and-a-Half Church Services, and One 12-Mile Run

Four soccer games. Three parties. Two-and-a-half church services. And one 12-mile run. How’s that for a restful weekend?!? I didn’t have a good attitude. I wanted to sleep in and watch football games on TV and take naps and warm … Continue reading

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