Sunday, March 1, 2015

Babcia's Birthday

We took babcia out for dinner for her birthday. She always enjoys spending time with her family, especially with all her grandchildren. She had a great time, and so did we.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Palisades Climb Adventure

We went to the Palisades Climb Adventure at the Palisades Center. I was too afraid to go climbing myself, but my kids weren't. They were fearless...almost. Once the got the hang of things, they were zipping all around. I got a lot of video. It's probably a good thing I ran out of storage.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Allowance, Chores & Contributing

A lot has been written on the controversial subjects of allowance for children, instilling a healthy understanding of money and saving, balancing the merits of paying for chores and paying for entrepreneurship, and contributing to charities and the household. For us, the way we manage money with our kids is framed by how we managed money before we had kids.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sportime USA

We went to Sportime USA to play laser tag, do some rock climbing and play on the bumper cars.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Remembering Paul Mountan

Senator Larkin Congratulates Paul
Mountan of Kingston for receiving the
NYS Senate's 2002 Achiever's Award
Today I found out an old friend passed away. Every year I get a reminder for my friend Norton's birthday - his real name is Paul. but I always knew him as Norton. Every year I call him, and if he doesn't answer I leave a message on his voice mail. The past few years he hasn't called me back, and I wondered if something had happened. For some reason this year I decided to call an old office number I had for him, just to see if it was still valid. When I asked for him they told me he had just passed away. I spoke to his good friend Dorothy who gave me all the details.

Here's his obituary:

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Ice Skating

We went ice skating at Hommocks Park Ice Rink. None of us are great ice skaters, but we had fun anyway.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Dziadek's Birthday

We took dziadek out for dinner for his birthday. Maybe next year we'll have to go somewhere else.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

So One Size Does Not Fit All Schools

I received an email from Senator George Latimer with the content of this One Size Does Not Fit All Schools article. I don't necessarily disagree, but I take issue with the way he seems to conflate issues, and sidestep any real proposals.

I responded:

Friday, December 26, 2014

Museum of Mathematics

We took a trip to the National Museum of Mathematics. There was quite a bit to do there, and many of the attractions can take a lot of time. I wouldn't mind going again.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

In The Office With The Kids

I brought the kids into the office with me. This was the first time I had them both with me at the same time. When we got to the office another dad, who also brought his son and daughter asked me if my kids could go watch TV in the conference room with his kids. He didn't believe me at first when I told them they had a bunch of work to do. It was a little awkward. Despite all the work, we all had a good time together.

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