Another sleepless night 2

I fell into deep slumber around 11pm last night, too tired to even read more than a page of The Brother’s Karamazov as the words blended together on the page and in my head. I dreamt of far away lands, a huge city high in the mountains teeming with people, congested with pollution. A dry, ...

Update

It’s been more than a week since I’ve updated, and in that time a shit-ton has happened. First and foremost, we have an official travel date of 2 July. In five days, M and I will board and plane and travel to the other side of the world, to a continent we’ve never seen before, ...

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith My rating: 3 of 5 stars Grahame-Smith’s novel follows his successful first foray into turning classic literature into horror, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. There isn’t much to say about the plot of Lincoln aside from what you can guess from the very title of the book. After ...

I’m back

I'm back
Today I ran. It was my first significant run since I broke my foot around the time of the Ragnar Relay. That was about five weeks ago. An eternity in running years, or so it seemed to me. I donned my running shoes and a pair of shorts and ran into the humid air in ...

The Final Countdown

As Auto-Tuned from a vuvuzela. GOB would be proud.

It’s official! 4

From our adoption agency: We are thrilled to be able to share with your family that your case has been approved in court! With the approval from the Ethiopian courts, this means that your adoption is full and final in Ethiopia and you are now the legal parents of your child.  This is quite a milestone ...

USB Keyboard for the iPad 1

I totally need to get one of these.

Laundry Initiation

Laundry Initiation
   No, it’s not my first time doing laundry. It is, however, my first time washing children’s clothes. A whole lotta M’s friends, and a few of mine, got together to throw us a surprise baby shower on Sunday. Okay, it wasn’t a surprise to me, but it was for M. Today, as part of ...

The future of publishing

Status update 2

On June 1st my phone rang. It was our caseworker from Wide Horizons. We didn’t have a call meeting scheduled, so I knew this was news. A student was in my office for computer help. I shooed her away and she politely closed the door behind her. “I have some good news for you,” our ...