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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rasputitsa.

Spring is great, because the snow melts and it stays above freezing at night again. Spring is not so great because the snow melts and it stays above freezing at night again. This right here is our road at the moment:   New Hampshire’s four seasons are Winter, Mud, Blackflies, and Preparing for Winter.

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summer’s end.

We’ve had a rainy, buggy summer here in Upper Cryogenica, and I am greatly looking forward to the fall, which is my favorite season. How buggy has it been up here, you ask? Buggy enough to support the breeding of this truly monstrous orb weaver, who is in residence next to the Castle’s main portcullis […]

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stickahs on our cahs.

  Here’s a picture of Frostbite One in all its churned-up-mud-road-dust-caked glory right now. (Quinn thought it needed some Batman logos, which is probably correct. Few things can’t gain from the application of a Batman logo.) It’s basically pointless to drive this thing through a car wash between the months of December and May. You […]

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