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9 March 2011
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So here’s a puzzle I’ve been trying to untangle for a few years now: praying for soldiers. It’s not an easy thing, though people make sound as if it were with

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23 February 2011
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This post has been moved over to my graphic novel specific site: Good Ok Bad. Thanks!

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9 February 2011
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Back when I was blogging a lot (or at least not infrequently), I thought up a cool new recurring feature called Judging Books By Covers. I never really went anywhere

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26 November 2010
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This study guide has been moved over to Good Ok Bad, my graphic novel review site.

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15 November 2010
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This study guide has been moved over to Good Ok Bad, my graphic novel review site.

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7 September 2010
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To celebrate Labour Day we felt the need to engage a little patriotism for the sake of our daughter, so we took her to the Koi Pond at Fashion Island

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30 August 2010
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As soon as Sonata realized how much easier it was to carry things around on two legs instead of four, she took to walking rather quickly. That’s her story and

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20 August 2010
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Snap Snap Snap. Also, first steps or therebouts. Song credit: “Henry Kelly” by Ansty Pants (from Antsy Pants).

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26 July 2010
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Sometimes, eating breaks. Them’s the breaks. Song credit: “…Banjo” by Thee Spivies (from Ready or Not, Here We Come).

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19 July 2010
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Sonafey has a thing about doors. Plus, she’s inherited her mother’s knack for indecision. Plus, she doesn’t like doors that close all the way. Plus, she’s still kind of a

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19 July 2010
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Our dining room suffered the singular problem of being a Tight Fit. With the white walls and no way to hang paintings without the reasonable fear that someone would knock

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15 July 2010
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Sonata empties a purse! Sonata eats a nectarine! Sonata plays with Quattros! Sonata points! Sonata bangs a drum! Sonata wanders off! Alright, you got me. There’s really no over-riding theme for

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14 July 2010
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Sonata got this cool hat in the mail from Noble friends in Texas, so she thought she’d try hovering around in it. Because her head’s so tiny, she’ll probably be

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14 July 2010
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*Ding* 1 Song credit: “Daphne” by Django Reinhardt.

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26 May 2010
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We took Spookypants to the pool for the first time the other day. Let’s just say that something physical that you could fall through was met with something between curiosity

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10 May 2010
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For Muzzer’s Day, we got free-entree coupons for both Boneheads and Pei Wei. So what else could the Bird have done but taken us to both restaurants for Muzzer’s Day

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7 May 2010
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After eating an apple and hanging out with grandparents, there is nothing so satisfying to a young lady as working off the calories by climbing stairs. [Note: a mother was

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4 May 2010
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Sonata has been looking into communist theory and seeing how to apply that much as they did in New Testament times, what with the early Christians sharing all things in

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3 May 2010
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A smattering of Sonata-related radness (if you’re into that sort of thing). In which we discover that The Gus a) enjoys flips, b) likes dumping things from our bookshelves, and

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1 May 2010
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We took Sonata to a Seventh Day Adventist joint to get her first haircut. (Note the barn.) Not a fan of paparazzi, she took matters and the camera into her

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13 April 2010
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For one whole day, Sonata held her mouth open. It was kind of weird. We never did find out exactly why she did this. (We suspect she was no fan

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