Saturday, September 29, 2012

Akela Campout

Andrea and I joined Eason at Durland Scout Reservation for their akela campout. We went hiking and ate by the fire and slept in our tent.

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Pictures From The Bungalow

We had fun at the bungalow with our cousins and had a bunch of pictures taken by Kamera Ready.

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Boating At The Bungalow

At the bungalow we all had fun on the kayak and the rowboat.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mitt Romney's Kryptonite

In 'Are You Better Off?' The Answer Is Less Clear Than It Was in 1980 Mark Landler and John Harwood write "Mitt Romney is hoping the question that helped Ronald Reagan turn around an election will be political kryptonite for President Obama. But it's not so simple in 2012."

Check out the entire piece in The New York Times.

First Day Of School

These are my kids off to their first day of school. Future doctor and physicist...maybe. We'll see.                                                       

Coping Skills and How Children Succeed

When our oldest kids were two, I remember a mom asking me about "the terrible twos", and if Eason was acting up a lot recently, but he hadn't been. Later she showed me an article explaining the terrible twos, and why it was common behavior for two year olds who are having difficulty with the increased expectations that are placed on them relatively suddenly, because of their increased speech development.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Everyone loves work-life balance, or do they?

In Straightening Out the Work-Life Balance Hannah Seligson says - "Some American employees expect that their workplaces will accommodate the demands of their children. But workers who have to pick up the slack are not always happy about it."

Check out her piece at The New York Times.

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Lord Of The Rings

Eason and I started reading Lord Of The Rings this weekend. He wanted to skip the prologue, but I wouldn't let him. Things picked up in Chapter 1.

Labor Day Push-Ups

Labor Day seemed like a good day for us to continue work on our Koguma Dojo push-up challenge.

In about an hour I did 250 push-ups (sets of 60/60/60/70) and Eason did 95 (sets of 20/20/25/30). We each did a set every ten minutes.

Here is a video of Eason doing push-ups from December 12, 2011:

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Chronicles of Narnia

Last night I started reading the Chronicles of Narnia to Andi. (Of course Eason is listening.) I hope she likes it.                                     

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Judy Moody

I finished reading Judy Moody to Andi this weekend. I don't know if it was as good as Stink, but we all really like it, even Eason.                                               

This Is How We Roll In The Summer

When you're a Kamander this is how you roll. It's a tough life, but we work hard and play hard.

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Romney Critics & Supporters

Romney critics are concerned that he cannot possibly understand the plight of the average American. Romney supporters think his personal success is an asset for a president. Both positions are short sighted.

Personal success does not translate into an ability to implement good policy. I wouldn't want a president who treats the country like a corporate acquisition.

You don't need to have lived like the average American in order to be empathetic to them, or be able to implement policies that protect and enable them.

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