Tag Archives: Family

POEM: Bookshelves

Bookshelves All our bookshelves were made by our fathers, crafted by calloused hands from woods soft or hard, fine-grained or no, fashioned in damp basements or dusty barns on Saturday afternoons while Black Magic Woman or Love Me Do played … Continue reading

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The year in parenting, part 1

In 2008, I was a panelist on the Parents Panel of the Albany Times Union newspaper. That meant writing a monthly article and occasional blog posts. Here is part 1 of my look back at 2008 from a family perspective: … Continue reading

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Five Rivers in winter

We went back to Five Rivers Nature Center today for our first winter visit. Here’s proof: We’ve been there two other times, too: Five Rivers adventure Return To Five Rivers

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Lights out, everybody!

Last night, Jen and the boys and I went to see some percussion ensembles from the Albany Youth Symphony Orchestra. The concert was at the Massry Center for the Arts at the College of St. Rose. The Massry Center is … Continue reading

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Party on Glendale!

The Four Families get together for a holiday shindig:

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Where’s Jake?

I highly recommend my friend Jeff Vrabel’s account of his son Jake’s nocturnal adventures: Read The Adventure Of The Wandering Pajama-Clad Toddler. When you’ve finished that, dig back into the archives for my own story, The Great Escape.

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