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I put my glass of iced Vietnamese
coffee down carefully on the table. Gina says, "Love you."
I look across the table. She is smiling.
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adj. 1: incapable of being broken or separated 2: inviolable.
- Cremaster 1 & 2 :(
Vain, painfully slow
artsy fartsy films with less
art and lots of fart.
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"Zendo is a bit more sophisticated, more imaginative
and less mathematical than classical Eleusis... It's one of the
very few games that is both really fun and a real brain burner." -- Bruno
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||A Party for Seven Fathers
had a big Father's Day party here on Sunday, but before getting
into that story, I wanted to share with you this charming photo
of Mary and her mom Lisa, hanging out with our resident snake,
had arranged a special visit to Wunderland.Earth this week, so
that his daughter could see a real snake up close, and as you
can see, she was delighted.)
have been living together for well over 4 years now, so we decided
it was time to have a big party we could invite all 3 of our
families to. They way, they could all meet each other, plus it
would give us a reason to get the house really well cleaned up
for a change. So, we picked Father's Day as a convenient excuse,
and sent out invitations several weeks ago.
Here you see the guests of honor. From left to right we have
my brothers Howard and Jeff and my Dad, then there's Kristin's
Dad and her uncle Jerry, and that's Alison's Dad in the green
shirt. The extra picture is of Alison's uncle Jon, who arrived
later, bringing the total number of Dads to seven. Along with
the three of us and all the other relatives who attended, we
had a total of 23 people in the house on Sunday! But it all worked
out great... everyone seemed to have a wonderful time, we had
plenty of delicious food, and nothing got broken!
We were very happy that everyone who could attend was there,
but we were particularly happy to see Kristin's Dad on his feet.
Just the night before, he'd returned from the hospital after
undergoing a pretty major bit of surgery. Apparently he has a
rare disorder called Myasthenia
Gravis, the treatment of which included the removal of his
thymus gland. When we first heard about the timing of his surgery,
we considered rescheduling the party, since it seemed unlikely
he could attend so soon after having his chest cut open (and
by the way, his scar is pretty impressive). On hearing this,
however, he was determined to recover fast enough to attend,
and he did! Yay!
I'm also very proud of my niece, Sharon (that's her Dad in the
green "Looney" shirt). She wrote this wonderful little
gem of a prose piece about the Moon, and her school district's
magazine published it! I got her permission to re-publish it
here, and I hope you'll find it as charming as I did. (Then again,
being her Godfather, a NASA-geek, and a fan of nanofiction,
it's possible I'm biased...)
Have a Great Fortnight!
(In other words, this page will not be updated
next week... we'll be at Origins!)