In which an idea actually starts to happen
I had an idea the other day about making a way for people to share stuff they own but don’t use a lot, tools, DVDs, etc. Enough local people have expressed an interest that I have decided to try to make it happen. Hopefully, I will be sending oh-so-exclusive invitations to interested people who live in/near Conwy County by the end of the weekend. Hooray!
This actual conversation just happened
Nearly 12 year-old son, aiming a teddy bear at me like a rifle: You can never defeat me!
Me: Yes, I can. You're barely armed.
Son, sticking his fingers in his ears: No, I am definitely armed.
--I Am So Proud.--
In which I think a thought out loud
I think that most people have a decent amount of stuff like tools and DVDs and books that they don’t use that often and would be happy to lend out to friends and people they trusted. The biggest obstacle to this seems to me that people don’t have an easy way to tell each other what stuff they are happy to share. The obvious place for a here’s-what-I-have-to-share thing is online....
Because before a book is made into a real book with pages and a cover, they...– E. Nesbit in The Treasure Seekers
This is a parable about the meaning of Christmas that I made with the 10-13 year-olds in my church. It’s quite dark, about as dark as you can get with a bunch of cheery preteens. (Or watch on YouTube)
In which I show off my dumb luck and pretend it's...
This morning at the hotel, the kids were in the next room having a pillow fight. Christine, the ever-ready photographer jumped out of bed to capture the action. She was gorgeous, so I grabbed my phone and snapped a photo: But this is actually the second photo I took. When I took the first photo I used my considerable photographic genius to time my shot exactly with Christine’s...