Category: "family/personal"

Introducing Nate

I'm excited to introduce a new blog for No superman is Nate's blog. Nate and I were roommates our freshman year at Truman. He stood up with me in my wedding. He's from Iowa and he came down last weekend to visit us. We had been in… more »

Emma's vacation report

Emma and I sat down with a microphone and talked about the vacation. We give a day by day audio report, complete with Emma's fascination with scary Disneyland rides and a few random tangents. The original recording was 33 minutes long, but I trimmed… more »

Vacation photos

We're back from Califonia. You can see photos in the 2006 California Vacation gallery. more »

Destination California

In three hours we're leaving for our vacation. We're going to Southern California for a week. We'll be staying with college friends Peter and Stephanie. And we'll get to see Brendan for the first time in almost two years. We're going to Disneyland… more »

If the groundhog can do it, so can I

It seems I have been hiding out, as alluded to in the subject of this post. I guess that's what happens when at least half of your readers think you are hell-bound (literally). I'm still a little wary of posting, but if I'm not careful, I'll end up like… more »

Emma's computer

Emma has her own computer now. Someone was going to throw away an old Gateway with 256 MB RAM, so I took it and isntalled Edubuntu, the Ubuntu Linux version that is made for kids. So far it's working great. I had to monkey around with it to get the… more »

Emma the gymnast

I just posted a new photo album. Emma was showing off her new gymnastic skills and just generally hamming it up. more »

Mike is engaged

Congratulations to my brother Mike and his girlfriend, Angie. They got engaged this week! I think I can speak for the whole family when I say that we're happy to welcome Angie into the clan. Emma especially likes her. She declared that Angie was her… more »


I've updated my collection list at to include the new boardgames we got over the holidays. Sara gave Through the Desert to me, Hare and Tortoise to Emma and me and Tri-Virsity to Sara and me. We gave Go Away Monster to Emma and she… more »


Christmas brought a few additions to my bookshelf. The first four books above came from my mother-in-law. She printed off the list of Top 20 Geek Novels that I posted about a month ago, took it to the bookstore and bought me some from the list that I… more »

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