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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Our Utah VacAAAAA (Arches, Anasazi, Arizona, Antelope Canyon, Autism)

July 8, 2015, 1:18 pm

Last week, we toured Utah for the first time, and managed to get a lot of nice pictures. Read on only if you want to know the vexing reality behind the photos. They say travel can be maturing – for example, a 7-year-old can suddenly seem like she’s 9. Actually, we’ve said that about Dar based on past travels. That, plus his affinity for swimming pools, are two of our main reasons for hitting the road. A third reason for […]

A Summer to Remember

July 6, 2015, 5:14 pm

Preparations are already being laid for the 2020 centennial of American women’s suffrage, partly in the form of that year’s already-scheduled first-time appearance of a woman’s face on American paper currency. Preparations have been laid for years for the 30-year anniversary of Back to the Future, partly through a recurrent hoax that goes viral every few months. However, I’ve heard of no preparations for next year’s bicentennial of the “Haunted Summer,” the event that launched upon the world the romantic […]

My Mother’s Death, Part 2 of 2

July 3, 2015, 1:09 am

If you missed the first post, it’s here. This was written ten years ago, just after she died. I held Mom for a while even after her life functions had stopped. It was like I was trying to squeeze the last juice out of an orange. Finally Aran just sorta took my shoulder and was like, “dude, come here,” and we both hugged and cried for a while. I stood at the window, realizing that this was the worst day of […]

Gone Fishin’

July 1, 2015, 1:02 am

On vacay in Deseret. Will come back with more words about that next week.