Category Archives: Justin

Move II: What about the children?

  In the days leading up to our exodus from Chicago, a change came upon Emmeline. While Jack zipped through the mounting moving boxes that threatened to overrun our apartment, seemingly unaware of their significance, Emme clearly knew that something was going on. Her mood darkened. The bubbly personality that charmed all-comers was eclipsed by […]

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Move II: Move Harder.

  In the Great Move of December 2012, we only had about six weeks between my acceptance of and my first day at a new job in Arkansas. In that time, we had to pack all of our belongings—with Lara doing 90% of it because I’m either “meticulous” or “slow,” take your pick—hire cross-country movers, […]

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Deadbeat dad.

  Echoing what Lara said, I have to apologize for not posting for a while. The last post on the site was in January, while the last post I wrote was in…uh…wait a second, let me check the logs here… JUNE 2012? Holy crap, I haven’t written a post in almost a YEAR? Don’t I […]

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Monday in the Park with Jack (and Emme and Mommy and Daddy).

Oh, you guys. My butt is currently being kicked by life right now. I keep meaning to get on here and post some pictures but by the time I’m finally dragging myself to bed these days I’m too tired to string three coherent words together — so allow me to apologize in advance for this […]

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The Midnight Circus.

My friend Katie recommended The Midnight Circus to us — during the summer, they set up their cute little tent in area parks and perform during the weekends. It’s hard to make myself do anything fun on the weekends because there are so many chores to be done, but she was so enthusiastic about it, […]

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