More artwork

More artwork

SCAN0189Originally uploaded by three beans I’ve updated the Flickr page with more artwork created by the kids. This picture shows Talia and Zoe (conveniently labelled “T” and “Z”) outside with me and the telescope on a dark, starry night. Several of these stars seem to have gone supernova at the same time, so it looks … Read More

A remedial course in baseball groundskeeping

After every baseball game, the players are responsible for cleaning up the field. Especially rookies. I’m a rookie. We sweep out the dugouts. We rake the dirt along the base-paths. We remove the bases and cover the base posts. We cover the pitcher’s mound and home plate area with tarps. We are a grounds-keeping machine. … Read More

Kindergarten: Mission Accomplished

Kindergarten: Mission Accomplished

Thursday was the last day of school for the girls. They read, skipped, and sang their way through kindergarten and are ready to tackle first grade. Well, after a three-month vacation, that is. Just for kicks, we’ll show the progression of education. Here they are on their first day of preschool:Before leaving for their first … Read More

I love living in the 21st century

I love living in the 21st century

scan0149Originally uploaded by three beans Little by little, my parents are divesting their house of my junk. Each time they come to visit, they bring a box (or several) of my Hess trucks, baseball cards, books, Matchbox cars, or old school papers. The last time they were here, they brought an overstuffed folder of my … Read More

Testudines in the Outfield

No, it’s not what you’re thinking (unless perhaps you’re an environmental biologist). Testudines have nothing to do with Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco, 500 foot home runs, or shriveled things. Opening day for our baseball team was supposed to be Sunday. Sunday was clear and sunny, but not too hot — a perfect day for baseball. … Read More