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A Beautiful Sunday Outside
2018-04-17 13:50
"Higher, Daddy!!"  Cara taunted me to push her higher.  She was already swinging higher than my own comfort zone.  "Higher!"  So I told her, "Babydoll, I don't want to pu… Read More
2018-04-16 21:32
Last week, Josh & Caleb each took their first CLEP test.  Caleb took College Math, and Joshua took U.S. History.  Neither of the boys were ready for the test.  I simply wa… Read More
2018-04-03 16:34
Jolina and I are enjoying some rare cool and overcast weather on the back patio today.  The next door neighbor's chicken must've laid an egg, because she started clucking in that manner… Read More
2018-04-02 20:14
Jolina is five years old.  She reads and spells everything.  I mean everything.  We have seven kids, and so far, Jolina is the brightest kid we've ever encountered at that age… Read More
2018-04-02 20:09
Yesterday was Easter.  Speights + Easter = Speaster.  And April Fool's Day.  Really could have had fun with that, if I'd tried to.  But we were too busy having fun… Read More
2018-03-01 00:46
My mom was a quote-unquote Refried Jesus Wheezer.  The oldest daughter of eleven children, she broke away from a traditional middle-class Catholic tradesmen family to go gung-ho for Jes… Read More
2018-02-28 23:46
I'm not really intending to pick on any movie theater chain in particular.  It's simply that I am SO EXCITED to learn that a theater group in Mexico is allowing people to bring their ow… Read More
Cara's Nesting Dolls
2018-02-28 15:32
One of Cara's Christmas presents last year was a set of stackable wooden dolls made popular by Russia.  Maria ordered the blank wooden dolls from a Chinese website, and I painted them… Read More
2018-02-28 15:20
Watching the Today Show this morning, I learned that 'modern medical science' has revealed that egg yolks and real butter are actually okay to eat!  You idiots.  Egg yolks have alw… Read More

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