Monthly Archives: January 2007
Last night, we had a wonderful time at Christian’s Arrow of Light ceremony as he transitions from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. If Christian emails me a picture Lorena took of he and I in the kitchen, I will post … Continue reading
Assuming that anyone that reads this blog reads Kaktus Kids, our bimonthly totally cool magazine, I wanted to give a little teaser on what is coming up in the next issue, Kaktus Kids Feb/March issue. If you scroll down the … Continue reading
Last night, I was home alone again for a couple of hours. Kelly went babysitting, Lorena and Christian went to a Cub Scout meeting, and I stayed home to work out and listen to a debate featuring William Lane Craig. … Continue reading
After less than two weeks, my stock picks are up 5.21% and the S&P 500 is down 2.82%. We are doing over 8% better than the S&P 500.
My old buddy from college and roommate from when I worked in college for several years came to visit us on Saturday. We listened to music, talked, and ate the wonderful shrimp, clam chowder, and Caesar salad Lorena made for … Continue reading
When I got home last night, Lorena, Kelly, and Christian were upstairs. I was talking on the telephone with my friend and business partner, Ron Voorhees. I came into the house talking on the cellphone and walked into the kitchen. … Continue reading
My buddy, Bryan Joyce, dropped us a email yesterday about a website that has a bunch of free books on it. It is a very cool website that has a whole bunch of books available for free. I was perusing … Continue reading
As most of you know, I have gotten quite portly (I like that word) over the last several years. Actually I think it is quite a good look for me along with the baldness and reading glasses, but one side … Continue reading
Dayanita in August of 2005 Dayanita is quite a wonderful cousin. She is the same age as Christian and she is very sweet and kind. Dayanita is an extremely talented artist as is her father, Uncle Laurin. She is very … Continue reading
The Waterseller of Sevilleby Diego Velazquez If you follow this blog, you know that during the summer, Kelly, Christian, and I sit down together for a half an hour to an hour each night to draw. We have been going … Continue reading
Kelly writes letters to a good number of her friends. The main ones to whom she writes are Brooke, Blair, and Ethne in Texas, but she has written to several others here in Oregon, her cousins in Mexico, and even … Continue reading
I blew it pretty bad yesterday evening. It really was a wonderful evening. We did all the normal homeschool stuff, played a couple of dummy hands of Rook, then sat down to eat dinner. Lorena cooked up some steaks on … Continue reading
We are more than halfway through our third year of homeschool now and a few new things are just beginning to dawn on me. I have known that we were getting more efficient at doing the homeschool and we are … Continue reading
Last night it was nice to just stay home with the family for the evening with nothing much to do other than homeschool. We read Whatever Happened to Penny Candy, did our Spelling Power, ate dinner together around the kitchen … Continue reading
Today is my first day to buy stock using the stock purchase plan I developed to evaluate good and cheap stocks. I had decided to buy PWEI and RAIL, but PWEI got bought yesterday so I am going with RAIL … Continue reading
I heard something yesterday at our Special Meeting in Salem. Many who spoke hit me where I live. It all comes down to the fact that it is more difficult to win back the confidence of friends who have lost … Continue reading
Kaktus Kids Teaser
Congratulations!!! We will have to celebrate a little this weekend. We did not make it yesterday, so I am hoping that, if I work hard, I can finish up to be able to go home from California this evening.
It looks like it will snow again today in Albany while I spend what I hope to be my last day in California for awhile.