Amie, my three-year-old, was kicked out of Awanas this evening. I do not doubt she deserved it. My feelings on the matter are ... unclear.
“We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with a high and resolute courage. For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.” Theodore Roosevelt (American 26th … Continue reading Duty
One of the things I like about Chinese films is how bitter sweet the endings are. Not the typical Western happy ending (nor the completely depressing tragic ending either).
Amie entered the room with a puppet on one hand. “What do you have on your hand?” I asked. A seemingly silly question, I know. But when you’re a parent of a small child you find yourself asking these types of questions, apparently in the hope that the child will then name the item in … Continue reading What’s in a Hand
I went snow boarding yesterday with the school. Maggie is turning into quite the fine skier. I’m only a fair snow boarder. I attempted to follow her down one run. She chose to go through the terrain park. I had a heck of a time avoiding both terrain and people employing the terrain. My one … Continue reading Snow Boarding
This evening I had with my dinner another gift from our hosts during our recent stay in Nebraska: Herbal Gatherings' Mustard (original).
From one of my students: “Psychoanalysis was popularized by Fraud.” I couldn’t have mispronounced his name any better.