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Sunday, April 16, 2006
By Dr. Steven Taylor

…the question “why is their underwear on top of your fan?” comes out of your mouth (a ceiling fan, for purposes of clarification).

The answer, invariably, is “I dunno.”

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Monday, April 3, 2006
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Tonight was Middle Son’s first night of machine-pitch baseball. His team won 2-0.



In the field.

#4 at bat!


A well-deserved post-game refreshment.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2006
By Dr. Steven Taylor

…your opinion of which restaurant you wish to go to is predicated on the presence of jello.

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Thursday, February 2, 2006
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via WaPo Punxsutawney Groundhog Sees His Shadow

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, but it was hard to find a complainer in the crowd on Gobbler’s Knob, where the morning temperature was well above freezing and Thursday’s high was expected to hit 48 degrees.

There were a few boos at the groundhog’s prediction of six more weeks of winter, but most of the hundreds of revelers instead turned the event into an impromptu Pittsburgh Steelers rally.

Really, how does one know that the giant rodent in question saw his shadow?

I will say that Groundhog Day is a fantastic flick, Groundhog Days itself is a bit of a yawner.

Amusingly, Middle Son asked me this morning: “Dad, did that animal see its shadow”?

And, according to the story, it seems that the issue is really whether he casts a shadow or not:

The Germans believed that if a hibernating animal casts a shadow Feb. 2 _ the Christian holiday of Candlemas _ winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says spring will come early.

According to the Groundhog Club, Phil has now seen his shadow 96 times, hasn’t seen it 14 times and there are no records for nine years.

The last time Phil failed to see his shadow was in 1999.

Surely, then, the issues is less about the animal, than about the lighting conditions?

And now I know we can blame all of this on the Germans.

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Thursday, January 26, 2006
By Dr. Steven Taylor

I started the morning trying not to lose my patience while trying to get Oldest Son out of bed and ended the evening trying not to lose my patience to get Oldest Son into bed.

That’s just not right.

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Sunday, December 25, 2005
By Dr. Steven Taylor

I hope that everyone is having a Merry Christmas. All is well at the Taylor homestead, where the day started at 6:49am and has been filled, to this point, with gift unwrapping, breakfast and much playing, church, turkey preparation, a light lunch and now a little lull.

Perhaps I will post a photo montage later.

Right now I promised Middle Son I’d assemble the desk he got for Christmas from his Great-Grandparents.

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Saturday, December 24, 2005
By Dr. Steven Taylor


~Merry Christmas From the Taylors~

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Sunday, December 11, 2005
By Dr. Steven Taylor

“This isn’t the time to be running around the house with a towel on your head” (me to Youngest Son this morning).

Which, of course, begs the question as to exactly when the appropriate time would be.

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Friday, December 9, 2005
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via the BBC: Dummies ‘reduce cot death risk’

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Wednesday, December 7, 2005
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via the AP: Some Megachurches Closing for Christmas.

I can understand having less services than normal and I can understand a simplified service-but closing on Christmas because the holiday falls on a Sunday?

That’s just wrong.

I will grant: getting the kids to church will a challenge, but gee whiz, there is that whole “reason for the season” business.

Ah well, our service will be at 10:00, and since the kids will, no doubt, be up by 6:30m it ain’t like there will be any gifts left to open at that point.

The real trick will be convincing the children that they can’t play Gameboy during the service…

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