Burning Man fixes fountain foibles while kindergarten surfs

Tiger on the Surfboard

How would you prepare for and what would you wear to… Burning Man? How did gravitational anomalies screw up the cascade on The Martin Family fountain? (In fact, was a gravitation fault, an installation error or a maintenance flaw more likely. Hint: Dan was responsible for maintenance.) How will someone who doesn’t like the ocean (Tiger) because it’s ‘too wavey’ respond to surfing lessons? How did ‘Meet your Kindergarten Teacher’ go? How about the first day of pre-school without your big brother? And who wants to push big trucks around the living room?

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Labor (birth) Day scrapes meatball from Spaghetti


Azelle Bday cake at home

Why is Labor Day Dan’s favorite holiday? And how did Arrow’s first Tiger-free day of pre-school go? Did he miss his brother? Should Tiger’s landscape painting have a bulldozer? And what color is the watermelon? How will Tiger (Da Vinci) Adams and Arrow (Botticelli) Adams influence 21st century art? Who was ‘willing’ to ‘help’ Azelle blow our the candles on her (first) birthday cake and open her presents? Who’s favorite song is “On Top of Spaghetti’? Read More...
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water $’s float away on baptisms and birthday

nazy and azelle August 17 2019 at party


Water, water, everywhere — and not a drop for free. (Or even for a reasonable price.) Who turned a $ water bill into a $$$$ National Deficit? And, speaking of water, which six month old baby was unimpressed with the ‘water’ concept that is associated with Christening? What was the perfect occasion for Dan to wear his
harlequin shirt? What kind of bottles did Dan buy for a first birthday celebration? What can you do when ‘the children’ have no problems with jet lag, but ‘the parents’ are not so lucky?
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musical beds and sleepless kids drive and putt costly parking ticket

The Tiger jammies August 2019 with Naz


Can Tiger handle a putter? How about a driver? Tennis Racket? Can he drive Dan crazy by making a racket? If you see a parking warden heading your way … while you’re parked in a red zone, is it wise to drive off? More to the point, what should you do before you drive off? And how did the State of California figure it out? How did the High School reunion go? When was the last time you played musical beds with three children? And do you have Tiger PJs?
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bionic beach bandaids baffle Bellingham babies


In Bellingham with Dar and Christiane

How close is Dan to becoming the six million dollar man? And how is that related to his (dismal) experience with a 1969 Austin Healy? (Hint: the car had buggy eyes.) Is there a downside to hearing from both sides? Why does Arrow want a bandaid and an ice pack? Will a simple kiss work just as well? Who volunteered to fly on a non-frills, no business class flight from LAX? And how is the astounding Auriane doing? Read More...
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Cheops celebrates birthday with blue cupcake car at Stonehenge


dan nazy arrow, tiger birthday July 2019

Did children have birthdays before Chuck E. Cheese existed? What kind of blue car did Arrow want for his birthday? Was it a big (outdoor) car or a little (indoor) car? When Dan failed, could Tiger get an answer? How does Tiger ‘help’ Arrow with the cupcake candles at pre-school? Did Arrow have more birthday parties than Dan has birthdays? How did Pharaoh Cheops and Stonehenge delay Nazy’s drive to Los Angeles? And — how does Disneyland compare to Chuck E. Cheese on the birthday celebration scale? Read More...
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Sunny dew on one-hand forehand word count birthday

four generations 1987


Why is it called a ‘fourhand’ stroke if you only use one hand? (In fact, why is it called tennis when only two people play? Shouldn’t it be ‘two-is’?) What is the best way to read 1000 pages before kindergarten starts? (Hint: choose pages with few words.) How often do you see a photograph with four generations? How successful was Mitra in her effort to introduce the concept of ‘early morning’ to Nazy? Is there a downside for a ‘big boy’ about to become three years old?

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