Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Yesterday I was looking at the maps on the wall with Relia and DF.  I asked her where she'd like to take a trip, and while she had many wonderful answers, the one that stuck with me was her desire to take a train to Kansas. 

Me: Why Kansas?
Relia: I want to go there and stay at an inn!
Me: An inn?
Relia: (tilts her head) Yes.  The one spelled I-N-N-N. 

Um, ok, sweetie.  I'll see if I can make that happen. 

In related news, DF got upset with her about Georgia.  I told them that they grow peaches there (it's on the map) and Relia said she loves them so much she'd eat them all.  This prompted DF to stamp his foot and yell, "Not all of them, Relia!".  Don't worry buddy, I'll make sure she leaves some peaches for you.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

100 Days Until the Olympics

A typically thoughtful article on anticipation for the Olympics here.  The whole article is worth reading.  Don't miss the things that Joe is looking forward to in Sochi.
This morning, the kids and I were looking at the maps on the wall.  This lead to some image searches at Google and that led me to take a look at Sochi.  Looks like a nice place.  I can now find it on a map, and with a little practice I'm sure Relia can too.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Have a Great Friday

Yes, it's a new post.  I'm going to see if I can revive this blog.  Next month, in addition to doing NaNoWriMo, I'm going to do NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month).  The idea is to simply blog at least once per day, every day for a month.  I used to do that regularly but obviously I've fallen away from it.  I'll see if a good month can bring that back in line.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Traveling to a Different Star

One of the most irritating scientific claims, for my money, is the idea that travel to a different star is impossible.  Or at least so economically difficult that it will never happen.  I was pleased to see this article that talks about how current or near-current technology could do it.