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Good Morning Sun beams will soon smile through Good Morning Good Morning to you and you and you and you

Sammy's Sunday best.

Averill asked what sorts of medals he'll get when he joins the @tamu Corps so I pulled out Dad's old box and dug through some of the treasures.

In honor of the anniversary of the Alamo, Averill had a recreation of the battle set up as a war game when I got home from work.

Skater boy. #callicoon #sullivancatskills

Fun stuff via @movieinsider! @blumhouse obviously has great taste. Read the story I wrote via the link in my bio so that when the movie comes out you can be one of those insufferable people who says the story was SO much better.

Harses harses harses harses

Tractor Sam

Definitely one of those things that seemed more fun in theory than practice.

Averill's favorite birthday gift, Hessian cannon fodder for his Redcoats.

Averill's birthday haul included a #madeintexas cowboy hat from @langstons and a @tamu shirt.

Proud to be a great man's son and father to his grandsons on his 61st birthday. "Where it had dauntless stood was loneliness and void. But men who passed paid tribute – and said, 'To know this life was good, It left it’s mark on me. Its work stands fast'. And so it lives."

Horseback riding lessons.

What a delightful Battleship opponent. How droll and infuriating.

Sammy selfie en route to school.

Guess we'll hope that mommy doesn't mind her polyfil getting repurposed as musket smoke in defense of the South.

Averill's new war game is slanted impossibly in his favor and insufferable and I'd rather be watching TV. But here's a snapshot to make it seem charming and delightful so that you will envy me.

He's gone country

Averill's happy place.

Annual pilgrimage and Copenhagen offering.


Raise them in the ways of military history dorkiness and they shall never depart.

Silent Night


Cookie decorating at the library!

Am always entranced by the boys' beautiful WPA-era school.

Yarn addicted wives have pros and cons but one forgets the latter when it is chilly.

Have had a great and meaningful relationship with DANTE CLUB author Matthew Pearl for over 16 years, only he didn't know about it until a couple of months ago. Awesome to get to meet up with him and his @trulyadventure.us colleague Greg Nichols in my first outing to New York City in ages.


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