Bi-Coastal

Cognitive dissonance is a discomfort caused by holding conflicting ideas simultaneously. A closely related term, cognitive disequilibrium, was coined … to refer to the experience of a discrepancy between something new and something already known or believed. From Wikipedia It is increasingly true, and increasingly uncomfortable that I have two distinct lives. In one, I…

Ben's First Day

Today was Ben’s first day of “real” school — Senior Kindergarten. Today I faced a prioritization challenge that I imagine most working dad’s have to face. I woke up this morning with the screws in my ankle tenting my skin quite painfully. With 3 weeks of travel starting on Monday, I decided I’d better try…

Here we go again!

Not exactly a relaxing summer, but whatever it was, its over. School is here! Ben met his teacher yesterday and starts full-time, all-day, every-day school tomorrow. Abi started pre-school today, she’ll be two half-days a week. And this afternoon I’ll go register for my next semester of Seminary. Nic, of course, will be doing plenty…

A Fine Romance

We’ve been to a lot of weddings since we were first hitched. Most, I suspect, were better executed than ours (I say “suspect” because we realised recently that we don’t remember ours very well) but my sister’s is easily the best I’ve been to. Of course I could be biased — this was my little…