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Therapies old and new

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

I read with interest this week reports of a new study on the possible benefits of alcohol in reducing the risk of head trauma.  With a hairline that wouldn’t cover many of my old bumps and scars even if I didn’t shave it, I’m all in favor of creative therapies for the noggin. Someone got […]

Extreme discomfort, eager for the retrospect

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Friday I looked down to see Jai had discovered and was fiddling with the knobs on the gas stove.   Saturday while out for a walk he suddenly and gleefully aimed to veer his little body right out into the street.  Sunday he (big surprise) was the one who “happened upon” the forgotten scissors.  At a […]

Hey, wake up!

Friday, September 11th, 2009

It’s the weekend.  :-) (If you’re reading this on Facebook and would like to see the video, follow this link:

Best served preemptively … and wet

Friday, September 11th, 2009

I went to bed not quite sure how to feel about our oh-so-clever teenage neighbor friend commenting over dinner that watching us with Jai was the most effective form of birth control. Then I recalled how he hyperventilated some time back when he discovered the sopping diaper I left in his favorite pair of Nikes, […]


Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Whilst playing test dummy this morning for a kid wrestling with the mechanics of kissing, I had a sudden insight into the evolution of the phrase “sucking face.”

Palm smack to the head?

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Anybody know the baby sign language gesture for “quit yanking on that oven door before it swings down and hammers you into the floor”?

Rise up

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Of a sudden the Boy decided last night to shrug off any supports and stand up all on his lonesome.  His parents proceeded to choose that very moment to irrigate their eyeballs a little.  Big people are so odd.

Yo baby yo

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Anybody there? After much neglect and a brief dalliance with Facebook, I’ve decided it’s time to come home to the blog.  I likely won’t write very much for a while.  But I figure I might as well enjoy myself putting a few last words in the mouth of the boyo, before the fast-approaching time when […]


Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Don’t let my son see this.

Lesser of two

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Dilemma of the moment is figuring out which of the today’s two memorable events is more uncomfortable: stepping in a puddle of cat pee on the living room rug (oh yes I just did) staring at my own face in the newspaper I haven’t figured out a way yet to send a scratch n’ sniff […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

For his part, Philadelphia’s newest urban biker decided to celebrate by giving his Mom and grandmommas a heart attack…

Scootching along

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Well lookie here, intrepid explorers, we seem to have stumbled across an unoccupied planet.  I do wonder what ever became of the previous inhabitants… Hey, many apologies to whoever is still checking in on the site.  As far as excuses, I’ve got nothing. Well, actually, I’ve got one. Be honest, which would you rather do:  […]

Half fool

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

The poor kid, blessed *ahem* as he is with half his daddy’s genes, turns half a year today.  And as he grows he appears to be developing into at least 50 percent goofball.  Flying Spaghetti Monster ha’ mercy. Uncle Jud, uncle Jud, what am I?  A brain sucker.  What am I doing? Starving.

Yes he can

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Hey what an exciting day!  Jaibird, who our new President had from the word “change,” is practically peeing his pants with excitement.  Oh wait, he is peeing his pants with excitement.  Excuse me for one moment…

The lost months, part 1

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Pull up a chair, boys and girls. It’s admittedly a topsy turvy way to tell a story,

Fire bad, tree pretty

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

The rule–let’s call it the Rule of Tongue–was no blogging until my ability to string words together reached a level higher than that of my preverbal child.  Unfortunately the wait for my foggy brain to reconnect with its polysyllabic word center made for a pretty lengthy silence. It’s been 101 days since we marked Javid’s […]

Strayed from orbit, soon to return

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Sorry for the long absence.  We’re all fine if still chronically sleep deprived.  :-) I’m planning to jump back into the blogpool soon.  In the meantime Jaibird has asked if he might warble a few songs for you while you wait. Tap tap.  Ahem. Hello everyone.  Thank you very much for turning out tonight.  I’d […]

Javid sits here

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Our son Javid would have been two today.  We’re finding it no less strange a milestone than it was a year ago.  Rather, with the coming of a second birthday, our memories of him get wrapped in yet another layer of imagining–of him continuing to be alive, growing, flourishing.  Getting older. It’s also strange to […]

Obama obaby

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Another whole month of Sarah Palin? I’m not old enough yet to have developed that much frustration tolerance.

Joint venture

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Hi everybody.  I have big news! Say hello my Nana Lapp.  Hello Nana. Guess what she went and did yesterday?  Got herself two brand new knees, yessir.  Isn’t my Nana clever? (Maybe when I grow up I can get a bionic body part or twenty.) Now that my Nana comes with a built-in soundtrack (so […]

Diary of a POW, entry 1

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Psst. Listen, I don’t got a lot of time here … they could come back at any moment.  And then it’s back to the same old dog and pony show.

Too long

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Hah!  I actually get to say it:  Just as the doctor ordered.  Or rather, just as the doctor was instructed to pass on from his main squeeze.  (See most recent comment on previous post.)  And while I’m on the subject of said squeeze and physician, congratulations to you Patti and Mario for, as we referred […]

Fogged in

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

So it turns out all those rumors about new parenthood causing sleep loss, foggy thoughts, lethargy, crankiness and luxuriant pink armpit hair were at least 80 percent correct. I don’t have think I have enough coherency stored up to eek out more than a few paragraphs, so this post will mostly be pictures.  Please don’t […]

His due

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Like a certain Wee Boy when he first gets wrapped up in a swaddling blanket, I found myself squirming a bit against the need to return to work this week. Again like the Boy, I eventually had to face up to the inevitability of my restraints.  Given the lack of options, I tried to follow […]

Back in his wee business

Friday, August 1st, 2008

I’ve got my own ‘puter again.  No more having to share, yay.  (Just imagine the kind of role models we’re going to be … something along the lines of my dear Dad who always encouraged me to drive slowly.  Snort.) Little Boy continues to pack on ounces, if not of weight than certainly of ‘tude. […]