Tag Archives: parenting

Homo

Yesterday I had the joy of explaining to a six-year-old that “homo” wasn’t an expletive or an insult, and using it as one makes you sound backwards and stupid. This was a moderate issue for a couple of reasons. First, … 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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Interlude: On Bullying

I feel I should warn you, I’m a little dazed at this point from throat cold and lack of sleep, and this blog post goes in a pretty dark direction. Not sure what I’m really warning you about but oh … 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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Uninspired Sunday

Day 56. 202 pages, 96,659 words. I did get a little writing done yesterday on Mrs. Hatboy’s rig, at least enough to mark the word-count. But then Word kept crashing. Apparently a 200-page doc with no cross-refs or figures is … Continue reading

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