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What are Our Children Worth to Us?

May 18th, 2015 by G.

Saturday I came home mid-morning from helping a neighbor with his irrigation turn. My son met me at the door. Can anyone be as solemn as a kid with an announcement? Solemnly, he informed me he couldn’t plant corn that day. (more…)

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May 18th, 2015 09:33:15

Nativity Conversations

December 22nd, 2014 by G.

My younger kids made a nativity set for me.

Joseph the Hut

It goes without saying that there’s Joseph on the left, Mary on the right, the swaddled Infant Jesus in the center, and a lamb poking its head in at the bottom. Not pictured: a second Infant Jesus they made for the set, for reasons best known to themselves. (more…)

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December 22nd, 2014 10:43:37

Helpless as a Child

December 10th, 2014 by G.

Our Cub Scouts went caroling to an old folks home. The elderly people there were moved. It is remarkable, the power we have to affect each other. (more…)

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December 10th, 2014 11:00:59

“Large families, large houses, traditional role models, and single incomes”

November 18th, 2014 by MC

Those words would be as good an answer as I could give to the question originally addressed to Conan the Barbarian: “What is best in life?”

But they’re actually taken from this passage: (more…)

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November 18th, 2014 02:31:03

Where do we get such children?

July 17th, 2014 by Vader

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July 17th, 2014 11:07:41

The Feast Day of St. Demography

June 27th, 2014 by G.

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June 27th, 2014 13:05:45

Geteilte Freude ist doppelte Freude

June 21st, 2014 by Vader

Geteilter Schmerz halber Schmerz.

Which is why we are under solemn covenant to mourn with those that mourn. Reading Dan’s blog this week has been awfully hard on the photoreceptors, which don’t respond well to saltwater immersion.

And please consider making a modest donation to nowilaymedowntosleep.org, which Dan has indicated provided its free services to his family. I visited the web site and it seems like a very worthy charity.

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June 21st, 2014 09:57:49

Mirabile dictu

June 16th, 2014 by Vader

Fathers matter.

A lot.

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June 16th, 2014 09:02:27

Humor

June 09th, 2014 by Vader

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June 09th, 2014 09:43:41

A vivid contrast with Sandra Fluke

March 23rd, 2014 by Vader

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March 23rd, 2014 12:50:37

Fit to Bust

February 03rd, 2014 by G.

Stake conferenceOn the sweetness of Mormon life. (more…)

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February 03rd, 2014 09:24:42

Another slight difficulty with Obamacare

January 04th, 2014 by Vader

Adding a new baby is next to impossible.

I’d be a bit old to be having any more children, even if it was still physically possible for me. (The incident on Mustafa did an awful lot of damage.) But this has got to be yet another real downer for Adam and many others.

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January 04th, 2014 15:13:21

The Internet

November 23rd, 2013 by Vader

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November 23rd, 2013 17:02:37

A Little Princess

April 30th, 2013 by Vader

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April 30th, 2013 11:49:07

“All your children are belong to us”

April 07th, 2013 by Vader

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April 07th, 2013 15:06:08