Archives: 2014 May

Review: The Wheel of Time

May 28th, 2014, No Comments

Five years ago, I opened The Eye of the World, the first book in the Wheel of Time series, and read: “Lord of the Morning,” he said, “I have come for you.” … On the island, the air shimmered and coalesced. The black-clad man stood staring at the fiery mountain rising out of the plain. […]

Jacob’s Pretend Train Office

May 25th, 2014, No Comments

“5213.” “5213.” Silence. “Train office to train 5213.” More silence. “Train office to train 5213. Is there an emergency?” At this point, I had a decision to make. Jacob’s voice was sounding a little vexed over the radio he was using to talk to me from the next room. Do I answer it, even though […]

End of a year

May 23rd, 2014, No Comments

“AAAAHHH! LOOK OUT! A SHARK!” Such were the cries a few first graders raised Monday. Laura and I had gone to school to eat lunch with Jacob — this was his last week of first grade. We stayed for recess after lunch, and Jacob and his friend told us to pretend to be a shark […]


May 1st, 2014, No Comments

Me: “Goodnight, Jacob. I love you, and I always will.” Jacob: *happy sigh* “Goodnight dad. I love you too. But dad, will you love us if you go on a trip?” Me: “Of course! Even when…” Jacob, interrupting, and serious: “Dad, you should not take a train trip without me.” Me: “Jacob, I promise that […]

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