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Desmond’s Birth + Months 0 – 3

Three months ago we welcomed a new baby to our little family. Des, Welcome to the world! Your April 14 due date had come and gone. On Monday, April 27 I checked into the hospital for induction.  I chose the Center for … Continue reading

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Elsa, age 3.

Elsa, you are 3. We had such a fun year together.  In many ways, you are the same. You still… Love ice cream. And prefer your birthday suit over any other outfit. You still love being outside the house and busy.  We … Continue reading

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Meggy!

3652 days. 87,658 minutes. 3.156e+8 seconds. 10 years!!!! March 28th, 2004. On a cloudy, windy, but surprisingly mild early spring late afternoon in Chicago, I took the brown line towards downtown and walked to Navy Pier. I was on my … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day

My St. Patrick’s Day weekend was about as wild and crazy as you’d expect. Which is to say…not at all. Gone forever are the days of waiting in massive lines for crappy green beer. Instead, Elsa and I spent the … Continue reading

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Well, crap…

Guess I better give up the 2x/day English Breakfast Tea habit….thanks MDA. Oh, and this. “Black [tea] is nice in that “I grew up on it” way, but since coffee offers more caffeine for you addicts and other teas offer … Continue reading

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Patriotism swells in the heart of the American bear

OK so I’m not exactly sitting in front of my TV every night covered in red, white and blue, screaming “USA! USA! USA!”, but I am really enjoying the Sochi Winter Olympics so far. This is a pretty unusual development … Continue reading

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Elsa, age 2.

Elsa, you are two. You are finally two! Your first year flew by in a flash. Then, around 18 months time slowed down and you hovered at age 1.5 for what seems like 6 or 7 years. Truthfully, it was … Continue reading

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