christmas rituals.

Girl child relaying her order form to Helper Santa #2,171.   She asked for, and I am not making this up, “a real invisibility cloak that also lets you fly.” While I doubt the instant availability of such an item in local stores (or even on Amazon Prime), I have to admire her ability to […]

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hey, look. it’s july already.

Wow, will you look at that calendar? Seems like we’re a week into July already.  I’m still writing on the third Frontlines novel, which was TECHNICALLY DUE LAST MONTH. Erm. Let us not speak of this right now and continue on to other subjects. (I’ll be done soon, I promise.) Team Munchkin Wrangler just got […]

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2014.

Happy New Year, friends and neighbors! The kids got to stay up until midnight last night to jump into the new year. I was worried about them even making it to midnight, but it turns out they were just fine. The adults, on the other hand, were dragging just a little, especially me. I was […]

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ham and cheese.

  The goober on the left has her last day of Kindergarten today. The goober on the right has his last day of second grade. Kids in Upper Cryogenica have to make up lots of snow days, which in some years can mean they won’t graduate until late July. These kids? They’re freaks of nature. […]

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lyra, age 6.

People of Earth! Your tiny Empress turns six years old today. <insert obligatory kvetching about how time flies, something something diapers blah blah before you know it &etc.> The tiny Empress has really made strides this year socially. She’s been in Kindergarten since July, and she loves it with a fierce, white-hot intensity. That kid […]

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travel report, part the first.

First off—our trip was pretty stellar. All the flights and trains were on schedule, all our luggage came along with us, and even though our schedule was packed from front to back, it was actually a pretty relaxing vacation as such things go. We left on February 13th, the day before Quinn’s birthday. Our flights […]

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travel update.

Team Munchkin Wrangler is still in Germany, and the trip is going swimmingly so far. If you’ve sent me an email or TwitFace message, I’ll probably won’t get around to replying until the middle of next week. They do have the Internets here in Germany, but we’ve been too busy seeing people and doing stuff […]

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