“What’s the Word?” Wednesday: October 31, 2012

We’re really getting in the Harvest atmosphere around here. With Dot being out of school and our neighborhood being a quiet, keep-to-yourself kind of place, we never get Trick-or-Treaters. And in case you think I’m embellishing, I’m really not.

My Mummy used to buy just one bag of candies to give away on her street. When Dot was young, we were her only customers. Now she just gives us the bag the day before to save time.

But we definitely like the Harvest-Thanksgiving mindset. We took Mum to the Pumpkin Patch today and had just as much fun as we … read the rest. . .

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I just filled out my ballot. I’m an absentee voter. It helps, because I don’t have to face long lines and crowded rooms (neither of which agree with me unless it’s at Disneyland).

It will go in the mail tomorrow, to be delivered in a timely manner to the Registrar of Voters.

You’ve heard me say it a lot. In fact, if you’re around any of my family lately, you’ve heard us all say it. A lot.


America is at a crossroads right now. It’s not just differing opinions. Politics are getting uglier and more conniving. I’m not talking … read the rest. . .

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Ethan and the California Wave

When you think of California and Waves, I’m pretty sure the last thing that comes to mind is ice. But when Un-Son Number One gets his skates on, that’s all that matters.

You’ve often read about our Second Family. We do so much together. But there are some differences. I can’t get them to watch the Yankees unless there’s a bet, and they’re still working on over three years of teaching us about hockey.

I discovered something yesterday: if they had tried to teach me while at a live game, I would have learned much quicker. The tiny puck on … read the rest. . .

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