July 21, 2016Filed under micro#familyMarkdown source

I have busted out the scary dad voice twice already this morning. Could be a long day. (Pushing is not allowed. Neither is disobeying mommy and screaming at her.)

A Simple Children's Catechism

Aiming for deep answers that are easy to remember and to say.

June 21, 2016Filed under Theology#familyMarkdown source
June 10, 2016Filed under micro#family#programming languagesMarkdown source

We’re sitting here with a friend, talking about two’s complement representation of negative numbers in binary. We are nerds, people.

June 02, 2016Filed under micro#ellie#family#travelMarkdown source

I think our day trip to the beach was a success. At dinner, Ellie said, “This was the best day ever!”

May 23, 2016Filed under micro#family#travelMarkdown source

Astounding as it is to be able to work from the middle of a bus in the sky… I’m ready to be home, for so many reasons. Working in my own office again will be nice. Having my sweet little girls come say hello while I’m working will be even better.

April 17, 2016Filed under micro#family#kateMarkdown source

Heard in our house tonight: “No, Kate, why are you putting spinach on your toes?!”

Why We Gather

April 03, 2016Filed under theology#church#familyMarkdown source
April 02, 2016Filed under micro#ellie#family#kateMarkdown source

Eventually, my daughters are going to discover that I am not, in fact, cool. I’m going to enjoy it as long as it lasts.

March 08, 2016Filed under micro#family#jaimie#podcastingMarkdown source

My wife has a voice made for podcasting. I’m editing the newest episode of Sap.py (!) and listening to her speak is simply sublime.

March 06, 2016Filed under micro#ellie#familyMarkdown source

Ellie: “Yeah, then I’ll be ready for kindergarten!

“… What’s kindergarten?”

March 05, 2016Filed under micro#ellie#family#kateMarkdown source

I am increasingly persuaded that there is a law of the universe which states: On any morning in which parents intend to sleep in at all, their children will awaken early, and with an overabundance of energy.

February 24, 2016Filed under micro#family#kateMarkdown source

Parenting skills: seeing the projectile vomit beginning, and sidestepping so it only gets on the floor.

February 24, 2016Filed under micro#ellie#familyMarkdown source

Jaimie put on a recording of “All I Have is Christ.” And Ellie is singing along. I think my brain might explode from the wonderfulness.

Thoughts on 2015 (and 2016)

December 26, 2015Filed under blog#family#podcasting#rustMarkdown source
October 04, 2015Filed under micro#ellie#familyMarkdown source

Ellie has invented her first totally-original (as opposed to borrowed from a TV show) imaginary friend. Her name, apparently, is “Ballerina”.

September 30, 2015Filed under micro#family#kateMarkdown source

This week Kate learned to walk. Also, she decided to go on a goldfish-and-hotdogs-only food strike, and to wake up at 11pm and cry, shout, and scream for over an hour multiple nights this week. You win some, you lose some?

August 08, 2015Filed under micro#ellie#family#kateMarkdown source

Ellie and Kate consistently get up half an hour to an hour earlier on Saturday mornings than any other day of the week. Coincidentally—or is it?—Saturday is also the only day we try to sleep in. It’s like they know, and plot against us!

August 04, 2015Filed under micro#ellie#family#kate#podcastingMarkdown source

A minute ago, Ellie asked me to play with her and Kate. I started to answer, “No, I need to finish publishing Winning Slowly.” Then I remembered: putting that first would be pretty much exactly the opposite of Winning Slowly.


Different seasons, different responsibilities.

June 18, 2015Filed under blog#family#writingMarkdown source
June 15, 2015Filed under micro#family#kateMarkdown source

Our youngest has been sleeping through the night for a week now. Going to bed at 9:45 & getting up at 5:15 is suddenly doable again. Huzzah!

Snow Days and Friends Moving

March 14, 2015Filed under blog#ellie#family#jaimie#kateMarkdown source

The State of Our Family in Early 2015

February 10, 2015Filed under blog#ellie#family#jaimie#kateMarkdown source


July 14, 2014Filed under blog#family#kateMarkdown source

The Long Race

May 24, 2014Filed under blog#family#fitness#software developmentMarkdown source


March 20, 2014Filed under blog#ellie#familyMarkdown source