Tag Archives: parenthood


Day 65. 31 pages, 9,867 words. September is a bit of a weird month for me. Mainly, these days, because it reminds me of 2011. 2011, as Facebook’s “On This Day” feature hilariously reminds me, was a long series of unpleasant … Continue reading

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What I Did On My Holidays, 2017-2018, Day 18

Day 65. 115,650 words. We met up with a few more old friends today, and I took an afternoon train ride into Perth to do some random shopping for birthday presents and things. There really wasn’t much to add for today. … Continue reading

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Interlude: Tolkien moment

Day 60. 112,548 words. I was unreasonably proud of this bit of geeky inspiration that came to me the other day while I was at the pool with Wump. Last night I had to draw it as soon as I got … Continue reading

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Interlude: Happy Birthday, Toop

Day 58. 111,460 words. On this day, four years ago, my last chance at an even male-female distribution in my little nuclear family was foiled by the arrival of Freja Regina Clare “Toop”[1] Hindle, putting me at a distinct 1-3 disadvantage … Continue reading

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Hold onto your jimmies, I’m about to rustle them

Day 35. 161 pages, 58,131 words. I don’t know if I’ve ever actually talked about Trump, or Republicans, or US politics in any non-general way before on my blog[1]. Clearly it’s been sorely missed and the world can’t live without … Continue reading

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Wump (interested in getting feedback on this one, FYI)

Day 30. 161 pages, 58,131 words. Here’s an interesting little dilemma we faced recently in the Hatboy household. I’m interested in hearing what my blog-commenting brethren and sistren think about it. First, though, a disclaimer. I think I’ve made it … Continue reading

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Sunday. No, wait. Saturday.

Today I’ve mostly been child-minding Wump, Toop and Walder. It’s been fun. On the advice of an excellent tech support buddy of mine, I completely unplugged my monitor and that seems to have – temporarily at least – solved my … Continue reading

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