Monday, March 31, 2008


Alright, the scanner wasn't working this morning, so I had to take these pictures with the camera. But I think it's fairly clear what's going on here. Wow.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Saturday, March 22, 2008


This little literary gem was intercepted by Sarah in class yesterday. At least we know that her efforts to teach these kids how to communicate have not been wholly in vain. (Click on the image for a larger view.)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

A Day at the Park

One of the things I love best about being a part-time Mr. Mom is taking Graham to the park.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Overheard at Dinner Tonight...

Sitting at the dinner table this evening, Graham picked up the bottle of Kikkoman and observed: "There's a boy upside-down on the sow-wee sauce box."*

*If you're having trouble getting the joke, you may have to click on the image to get a better look at the Chinese character printed above the product name.

Monday, March 03, 2008

The Death of Books

This is old news to many of you in (or from) Minnesota, but one of the region's great used booksellers closed its doors at the end of this last year. The Loome bookstore in Stillwater was finally driven out of business by unenlightened municipal fiscal policy and by competition from the internet. I am inclined to rant, but I know in my heart of hearts that my own book-buying practises have hardly been above reproach: I've probably contributed as much to the vacant building on Main Street as the city council members who shrugged their shoulders and said, "Well, maybe we'll get a Barnes & Noble instead." Oh well, at least his theological bookstore is still open, reputedly the biggest on the continent. If you're ever in Minnesota, it's well worth the trip. And they're finally online now, which is where I just discovered this little farewell:

The website notes that no books of any value whatever were harmed in the making of this film.

Saturday, March 01, 2008