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Guest Post at Nerd’s Eye View

Friends, Swing on over to Nerd’s Eye View, where Pam is celebrating a month of guest posts. I’ve written one about Iceland–yes, you might recognize some of it, but stop on by and get to know¬†her wonderful blog anyway. http://www.nerdseyeview.com/blog/2010/08/18/shouting-into-the-wind/Continue reading

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Flying the (Kid-)Friendly Skies

On my first airplane trip, when I was very little, I got a silver pin that looked like pilot’s wings, a coloring book, and a peek inside the cockpit. When I was slightly older, the cockpit was off-limits, but I … Continue reading

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Drinking Like Babies: the Family Hotel Room

As someone who was scared of the dark for as long as I can remember, I loved going to bed on family trips, with the family sleeping together. My sister and I shared a bed, which we didn’t do at … Continue reading

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Guest Post at cBusMoms.com

Sometimes the Pirates stay closer to home. Come visit our guest post over at cbusmoms.com about our day at Creekside in Gahanna. While you’re there, stay a while and explore. You’ll find lots of places for you–and your kids to … Continue reading

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It’s the Pirates’ Life for Me–But What About Them?

Granuaile spent much of our first day in Iceland crying. Her delight at the snow falling (Mommy, let’s build a snowman!) while we were inside the airport turned quickly into misery just trying to find our rental car. The wind … Continue reading

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The Pirates in the Land of the Dead

Last night at dinner, Granuaile said, I’d like to visit the Land of the Dead. She’s precocious, but still far too young to be going through some angsty Twilight phase, so the Cap’n and I, in the level of discourse … Continue reading

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A (wo)man, a plan, a canoe…

As you can see from my packing list, I love lists. Bullet points make the world seem logical. For those who feel similarly, hop on over to my friend Rachel’s blog, Hounds in the Kitchen, and check out her menu … Continue reading

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My Dad, who is not a Pirate

This is my dad. He loves jam, tea, and little pastries. He loves A Prairie Home Companion, jokes about Lutherans, and pickle relish. He loves to pretend he doesn’t like cats. He loves rural county fairs, Jerome K. Jerome, and … Continue reading

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Chasing Pigeons

I’ve never understood pigeon haters who dismiss them as flying rats. First, even if that were an apt comparison, how is that a bad thing? Rodents with wings? Adorable! Second, what’s wrong with a pigeon–in its place? They’re not unattractive–sort … Continue reading

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Packing List: Bloomsburg, PA: May 2010

Bloomsburg Packing List: May 27-31, 2010, 4 days/4 nights I always write a packing list as a Google doc in the days leading up to a trip. That way, I can add things from any computer, whenever I think of … Continue reading

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