Category Archives: Family

Parting is Such Savory Sorrow

As I posted previously, I had so much planned for the spouse’s week away visiting family. Muck out and rearrange my room. Deep clean the whole place. Go through 20-something computers, computer carcasses, etc. Maybe, just maybe, work on web … Continue reading

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More Allergies?

As is well known, Henry has allergies to bananas, dairy, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts, and when he was very young was sensitive to salicylates, azo dyes, and some aspect of screen printed ink on many of my T-shirts. He … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary

What’s the appropriate gift for a 13th? Luck, perhaps? It’s been a big 13 years for my oldest nephew and his wife. Congratulations!

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Allergy Visit

So yesterday was Henry’s annual allergy appointment, which turned out a bit unexpected, as the doctor decided not to retest him this year. He’d like to wait until next year, at which point he’ll be to the point of maybe … Continue reading

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Messy and Fluffy

Rob May has possibly his best post yet, which rang a huge bell with me, on both business and personal levels. Not surprised, mind you, just that it’s cool to see someone come out and say it, reminding me of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

To my mother! She is 76 today. I was her 26th birthday present.

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Toil and Trouble

My first reason for blogging this was going to be my exclamation part of the way through: “I didn’t know Hallmark owned Crayola!“ Then I got to the part where Zubbles were mentioned, which clarified my confusion. When I saw … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

To former colleague John Mackin, who went on to marry my cousin.

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Soylent Blog is Words!

Sometimes when I see Solojent I think Soylent Green. Kind of a funny if obvious juxtaposition. But then. soy milk makes me think of it too, now and then. Yesterday when I reached for the soy milk for Henry’s cereal … Continue reading

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My Grandmother

Would have been 100 today, which I was reminded of when I saw this post from the day she’d have been 97, when I was checking for birthdays on this date in old archives. She was the first grandparent I … Continue reading

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Henry’s Dairy Allergy Was Partially Eczema

I found this milk elimination to fight eczema to be interesting after our experience with Henry, and how we figured out what his glaringly obvious allergic reactions were from. He reacts to dairy on contact with his skin, and he … Continue reading

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Parent Teacher Conference

I didn’t go this time, scheduling it instead so Deb could have a chance. Just as well, given how sick I am. It was pretty similar – Sadie is great and all – but Deb also had a long talk … Continue reading

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Coconut Milk

With Henry’s allergies to dairy and all nuts, he has to use soy milk. It’s a good thing he likes all things soy! To him, soy butter is as yummy and natural as peanut butter is to most of us. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

To my cousin’s daughter Emma, sometimes also known as Valerie’s “twin cousin” due to how similar they look. She is 6 today.

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Censorious Dreams

Valerie has had the same nightmare about our house being on fire and us having to escape it two nights in a row, with no apparent provocation or prior similar nightmares. She seemed a little feverish this AM, so maybe … Continue reading

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Geek Practitioners

This is another in the series of posts explained/introduced here, on subsidiary blogs.  This is one of my more troubled ones. Geek Practitioners spent a long time as the name for a business I was starting as a sole proprietorship … Continue reading

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Scrabble

I remember playing Scrabble for Juniors with my mother at a fairly young age, and regular Scrabble sometime not much later. I could read before I even started school, so young I don’t remember ever not knowing how. I have … Continue reading

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This is Going to Be Interesting

As promised, I just started the presumably slow process of reposting content from earlier blogs, starting with my first and third posts from my first blog. The second of those touched on one of my pet topics, the need to … Continue reading

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New Blogs

While this place has been rather fallow, between my not tweeting and the feed from Twitter failing to work properly for a while, I’ve been working on new blogs. Not sure what will happen to this, which never had much … Continue reading

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On Third Thought…

Reaching the decision from a matter of pure practicality, I should just use my original elhide.com/solo and transition a domain to map it later.  That already has page rank, so could attract ads immediately.  It still has links in the … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary

To Mike and Esther, Debs brother and his wife, who are also on their 5th.

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Being Apparent

Ready for parenthood?

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Coffee… Is There Anything It Can’t Do?

Especially since it goes so well with donuts. Via Steven Taylor there’s indications that coffee is good for staving off MS and fighting symptoms.

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New Rule

The kids have a glass of water after each glass of Kool-Aid, no matter how much they love the flavor. The blue raspberry lemon went over extrmely well.

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They don’t tell you…

That there will be things like the 2 year old using the potty, then using the toilet with inset to sit for half a roll of wiping, followed by screaming hysteria for 20 minutes, prostrate on the floor, after being … Continue reading

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Funny

The baby was away, lunging in bed with the girls taking care of him, having a blast. Now to get him something to eat, drinks all around, and maybe do some cleaning that won’t hurt my hand the way mouse … Continue reading

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Asperger’s Syndrome

The permalink to the post is broken, but a search link gets to my original post on Geek Syndrome from April 19, 2003. That was when I first heard of Asperger’s. which led me to go buy books, read sites, … Continue reading

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Autism As Extreme Male Brain

Old post of mine on autism and related, logical companion to another old post I plan to repost at Blogblivion.

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Home Office Tips

Old post of mine and linking elsewhere on home office tips that deserves revisiting, after time has passed and things have changed to make it all the more relevant.

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Whaddaya Know

If I use w.bloggar and make it narrow enough, I can type a post while the kids watch YouTube on the same screen. Other computers are off to save heat.

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