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Entries from October 2005

How to blow off stress: with a marshmallow shooter

October 28th, 2005 · No Comments

Given the stress of the past week, I felt compelled on Friday to drive to Home Depot and load the car with a 10 foot piece of PVC pipe. Our previous house, in CA, left us with a pair of PVC pipe cutters. So the kids and I sat on the porch in the afternoon [...]

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One of the last flowers left in the garden

October 28th, 2005 · No Comments

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Hurricane Katrina Relief: Enoch Choi’s experience

October 28th, 2005 · 1 Comment

While we were relaxing on vacation the first week of October, my friend from college, physician and blogger Enoch Choi, was working to help survivors of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana. I was surprised and amazed that he was able to post from his locations. Reading his descriptions of his days as I sat in bed [...]

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The only one

October 28th, 2005 · 1 Comment

This past weekend I spent some time alone with Abigail and took her to the Dancing Paint Brush in Poulsbo where she painted a box shaped like a fish. It was fun to have some time alone with her. If I remember any child’s baby days, I probably remember hers the best, since she was [...]

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Feeding Giraffes

October 28th, 2005 · No Comments

Giraffes are often noted for their long necks, but I was surprised to discover how long (and dark and sticky) their tongues are also. We had fun as a family, squealing and experimenting, bonding with each other and the beasts, offering pellets of food for the blue-gray tongues to scoop and slurp from our hands. [...]

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