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July 04, 2005


I attempted to break my blogjam (Great term, eh? Just thought of it this second!) this morning by writing about the Guide of the First of September Great Revolution of the Arab Libyan Popular and Socialist Republic's thoughts about African Aid, when I was distracted by tending to my children. Talia was wandering barefoot through the yard in her litle pink dress, and was looking to get into trouble. Max was busy taking water from the wading pool into a little cup, carefully pouring it into a watering can -- so carefully he only spilled half of it in the process -- then taking the water can to the other side of the house to water a small patch of grass. Soon I was talking with them and having a real conversation. They're little people now, with real thoughts and ideas. They tell me things, ask me things, and like me to show them things. They're fascinating, and so much fun to be with (well, most of the time.)

And then I went back to trying to finish the post -- and it seemed like the most pointless exercise in the world. Who cares? I mean, who really cares?

Well, I do. Still. But I'm going to give up writing about it the rest of the world for a while. (Not that I've been doing such a great job lately.) For the rest of the summer this blog will be mostly quiet, with just a few stories and photos of the kids to break the silence. I need to concentrate on a few things around here so I need to simplify my life.

Okay. Right. Now I'm going...

Posted by Bruce Gottfred at July 4, 2005 10:47 AM | TrackBack

Great. I suppose I'll have to go and find something to do as well now since you're on strike (leave). Can't believe you're doing this to me right when I'm trying to recover from my Bucket Handle Meniscus Tear (great name eh?). I'll go back to emptying my closet of slothes so my wife can fill it with her. I've been relegated to the storage room.

Posted by: andrew at July 5, 2005 03:35 PM
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