Category: family/personal

Job Dreaming

If you asked me to describe my dream job, here are some things I would include: Makes the world a better place You only live once, and I want to spend my career doing something important. I'm not just in it for a paycheck, I want my work to make t… more »

Emma and Beauty

Emma's New Pet

This summer Emma decided she wanted a lizard. She woke up early one morning, researched the different types online and wrote a page and half research paper which concluded that a bearded dragon would be best for her. She did a couple of pet-sitting jobs… more »

The Longest Night

Last night was the Winter Solstice, a natural holiday that humans have celebrated for millennia. It's the point in our orbit around the sun when the northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun at its highest angle (23° 26'). Winter Solstice marks th… more »

Old Home Movies: Jenny Brushing Teeth

I've been digitizing some old home movies and this is one of my all-time favorites. It's my kid sister, Jenny, on October 6, 1991. She's almost 3 years old and just goofing off in the bathroom sink, being cute. [youtube]g5ozWMYWfn4[/youtube] more »

Election announcement

This April I will be running for the office of north ward alderman in Adrian, Missouri. Last spring I was appointed to serve the remainder of someone else's term, and now I am running for my own term. No one else filed for this office, so I am running un… more »

Dad's New Toy

We went to visit my parents this afternoon and my dad pulled out his newest toy, a remote control boat: [youtube]O_YBGdTJt7s[/youtube] That thing is fast. I told him he should rig a line and lure on the back and and use it for fishing. more »

TMBG @ JJ 2009

We took Emma and a friend to the 2nd annual Jiggle Jam, a children's music festival headlined by They Might Be Giants. TMBG has been one of my favorite bands for over a decade and it's been great to see them expand into children's music. They've released… more »

Emma's Latest Movie

I showed Emma how to use iStopMotion. She animated a short film and then we recorded some piano music for the soundtrack. Here's the finished product: LPS Dance Chase more »

Emma's Piano Recital

Emma started piano lessons back in September. She has learned a lot in 8 months. This video is from her recital today: [youtube]UuOFaVmsqG8[/youtube] more »

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