Category Archives: Family

Wise Old Sayings: A Facelift

As a business owner, home owner, dog owner, and now children owner, I have come to understand a great many things about life in the modern world. Based upon this vast experience, I have decided to update a few of the traditional aphorisms whose usefulness has begun to age out: “Necessity is a mother.” “To […]

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The Scion, The Sitch, And The Microbe(s): A Final (We Hope!) Update

Our boy Dashiell is home safe from the hospital! It was a long road, including six days and nights in the ICU and another three days in the regular hospital, three separate medical procedures, and an unbearable amount of suffering, but the worst is over, and he’s on the mend… There’s still more medical work […]

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Fourth Day in the Hospital: A sad little boy in review

This is the continuing update on our son Dashiell’s condition, for distribution to all! Short Story: The last three days have been a rollercoaster, but the overall movement has been positive. Long Story: What we have discovered so far is that there are a trio of unusually debilitating non-flu respiratory viruses running through Upstate NY […]

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Medical update

For those who’ve inquired, as of 1AM, our son Dashiell is out of surgery with chest tube successfully installed. 300 milliliters of nastiness were siphoned out of his 1.5 liter chest, and his heartrate and respiration are the lowest they’ve been in 48 hours. All is well (or heading there) with the pneumonia! Meanwhile, the […]

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Frustration For The Win!

It had been a bad evening. Between little sleep due to a newborn, a long day at work, a three-year-old’s perfect-embodiment-of-an-upraised-middle-finger meltdown, and a previously house-trained dog’s homemade mud-wrestling-pit in the upstairs hall, my neurons were frazzled. Grumpy and resentful, I trundled the dogs out for their nighty walk, muttering and cursing to myself like […]

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