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The Cake Was Very Yummy!

Can it really have been 18 years since Caroline entered our lives? That’s what the calendar says. But it seems like only yesterday when we brought her home…

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The Children Are Gone!

As of today, we have no more children in our family. What’s happened to Arthur & Caroline, you ask? Nothing…except that Caroline is now 18, which makes her an adult. Which means we’re all adults here now, and will be unless and until some grandchildren show up. It’s been a

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Way to Go, Caroline!

Parents reading this post won’t be surprised by what I have to say. But I can distinctly remember walking my daughter to her first day of kindergarten, and that evening attending the first back to school night for her. And now she and her friends from that day — which

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Romantic Comedy Done Right

I’ve been an avid Chuck fan for the entire time the series was on the air. When I first heard the concept — nerdy guy becomes living database of national security secrets who has to be protected by a beautiful spy — I thought it was nuts. But there was

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Making Some Days

Today I went to the Department of Motor Vehicles and Traffic Court to fix a ticket I got for driving with expired registration tags. That’s a correctable offense in California, albeit you have to pay a processing/paperwork fee. Along the way I experienced two more examples of the old adage

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Way Cool Photos

One of the things I find fascinating about the internet is that it’s enabled wide-spread sharing of some amazing “assets”, at no charge. This morning, for example, my friend Bruce sent me a PowerPoint file that contained a bunch of fantastic photos that someone just launched into cyberspace. We’ll probably

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Now This Is Way Cool!

I’m sure many others have already had this experience, but it’s a new one for me. WiFi and internet access while cruising over Northern California at 34,000 feet doing 500+ knots! Sure, the connection gets a little slow at times. But the amazing thing about the singing horse isn’t how

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Monarcas Mexican Cuisine

Hearing that Monarcas is a Mexican restaurant you’d probably assume you know its menu without even setting foot inside. I know I did. Which isn’t a criticism of Mexican food, by the way: I love Mexican food, and have many favorite Mexican restaurants. But Monarcas is different. Without being trendy,

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