Bejewell on November 18th, 2009

12 Times the Big Bean laughed out loud when he read my last post  2 Times he farted loudly 2 Facts he disputed 0 Facts I will retract 1 Time he accused me of “over-reacting,” bringing the total to 1,232  0 Times he will say that again, if he knows what’s good for him 100 [...]

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Bejewell on November 16th, 2009

13 Years the Big Bean and I have been married, as of today  5 Years we were together before we got married, more or less 19 My age when we first met 161 My age now (in dog years) 127 Guests at our wedding, if you count the guy in the tuxedo t-shirt, the old [...]

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Bejewell on November 11th, 2009

My grandfather is a quiet man. He’s not in-your-face; he’s not gregarious. He doesn’t go out of his way to make his presence known in a room. He lets others be noticed while he stands back and watches, hands in pockets or arms folded. He’s thoughtful, wise, generous. I’ve never known anyone else so pure of [...]

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Bejewell on October 15th, 2009

What is your character? Are you smart?  Are you shallow?  Are you funny?  Are you bitter? Are you honest with others?  Are you honest with yourself? If you see someone hurting, do you wrap your arms around them and tell them everything will be okay?  Or do you think, “That’s too bad,” and mind your own [...]

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Bejewell on July 12th, 2009

We brought the Bean to the mall today, because it’s a million degrees outside and we’ve already been to all the indoor playscapes a million times and the Bean’s got a million jigawatts’ worth of energy coursing through his veins and the mall’s nice and cool and easy. Somewhere between Sears and Macy’s, there’s a [...]

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Bejewell on April 28th, 2009

I am in earnest – I will not equivocate – I will not excuse – I will not retreat a single inch – and I will be heard. – William Lloyd Garrison I am in earnest I feel things intensely and I commit with my whole heart.  This is who I am.  It will never [...]

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Bejewell on April 14th, 2009

Madeline Alice Spohr November 11, 2007 – April 7, 2009 I wanted to write something when I first heard the news of Maddie’s loss – but no words would come.  I just sat there, staring at a blank computer screen, unable to focus on anything but the sick feeling at the pit of my stomach, unable [...]

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Bejewell on February 19th, 2009

Dear Little Bean: Two of my favorite things in this world are making lists and YOU. This is the marriage of them both. This list is just the tip of the iceberg. There are a million more things I want to teach you as you grow; so many run through my head every day, I’d have [...]

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Bejewell on February 10th, 2009
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Bejewell on January 25th, 2009

I haven’t been around much lately.  I’ve been in and out of this little Land of Electronic Words and Pictures sporadically at best over the past few days, and it’s likely to stay that way, at least for a little while.   Sorry to those of you who’ve left comments or emailed, I know I owe [...]

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