Monthly Archives: February 2011

Disconnects

“How was your American Government test Nate?” Nate had been studying hard for at least one week, both independently and with me in preparation for his first test. This semester is turning out to be a tough one for Nate. … Continue reading

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Albany Trip

Nate and I have been cooped up in Cooperstown so I thought a day in Albany would be fun. I’ve grown to appreciate our state capitol. Its got the stores and restaurants Nate loves, and a great record store in … Continue reading

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The Return of Felix and Oscar

Karen, Robbie and Joey are in L.A. for winter break and, since Nate’s college schedule differs from the high school’s, it’s the two of us together for one week. We’re not that  odd a couple, although he has an Oscar Madison … Continue reading

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Text By Nate

Nate has his own way of saying things. While we push him to talk correctly, we also don’t want to hammer out the things that make him unique. His pronunciations are off sometimes, mostly to comic effect. It’s what I … Continue reading

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Today’s Moment of “Awwww”

Nate, Karen and I were headed to a political meeting earlier today. Nate came along, as he usually does, since Friday is an off-day from school. “Umm, what should I do for lunch?” he asked. Nate always wants to know … Continue reading

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Nate’s Masterwork

When we were doing our first renovation at our old house in Lincolnshire, a two-story add-on of an all-season sunroom and a doubling of our master bedroom at 302 Carlisle Lane, Nate was almost, or just, five years old. He was already … Continue reading

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Outside the Cultural Loop

Though Nate knows his movies and TV shows very well, too well at times, he has huge gaps in his grasp of major cultural events and facts. Does he know who the President is? Sometimes. Is he aware of the current … Continue reading

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