Ten years ago, I was cradling her in my hands beneath the warming lamp (she was only 5 pounds) in the nursery while she, connected to cables and monitors, waited for the pediatric EKG machine to arrive from the Children’s Hospital next door. It had been a hard landing. Labor all night followed by a … Continue reading “Beatrix at Ten”
teamtrixie: Hi. I am Beatrix Camille Gladhill Rhone, Duchess of Heckofalot, Potentate of Poop. I am not quite sure how I got here. As I remember it, one moment I was comfortable, the next, I was here. Mommy (The Princess) and Daddy (No official title that I can tell, but I suspect he is the … Continue reading “All Hail Beatrix, Duchess of Heckofalot”
Your kid is probably a better photographer than you. Plan the work, then work the plan. Give a stranger a compliment and their smile will give you the world. Tell the world where you are but not when you will return. Most of my strengths are creatively embraced weaknesses. Example: How I build websites. If … Continue reading “52 Things I Know At 52”
“You can still learn about science, but it’s not like mixing things together” — Beatrix, age 11, quoted in the Star Tribune about one of her favorite places. A magical natural place. Unfortunately, it lost its funding and is closing. We took her last weekend to say goodbye.
“He’s not a white guy who super likes bikes or is a mansplainer. So, that means he’s a really good guy” — Beatrix, age 11, regarding my friend CJ Chilvers. We had the pleasure of having dinner with him and his wife tonight.
Continuing thoughts from my trip to the Emerald Isle.. My wife and I have never watched Game of Thrones. Yet, many of the sights we’ve seen and places we are going have been filmed or otherwise served as inspiration for the show. Many of these once relatively unheard of and serene places have become overrun … Continue reading “Ireland — Day Two Thoughts”
Beatrix, age 11, learning how to upgrade a Mac mini.
“It’s not a selfie Dad. It’s a sheepie.” — Beatrix, age 11
Midday hike with Beatrix, age 11.
Just dropped off Beatrix at Northern Clay Center for her camp there this week. She’s been doing camps and classes there for years now. She’s really good at ceramic arts (she’s really good at most things, actually).