Tag Archives: Sylvie

An evening on the Georgetown seawall

On any given evening around sundown, many Georgetown residents walk out to the seawall to enjoy the evening breezes and views of the sunset over the ocean. These photos were taken near the Seawall Grandstand. My daughter had just procured … Continue reading

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A thrilling boat ride

Guyana has so few roads, boats are still an essential form of transportation. I made the journey to Santa Mission, an Amerindian village, and a bit further upriver to the Arrowpoint Nature Resort. The journey involved crossing over to the … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day: Montaigne on the difficulty of waking young children

Since my wife started a new job, neither she nor our daughter can enjoy the luxury of sleeping in as often as before. And because Wendy leaves for work before I do, the responsibility for making sure Sylvie is up, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Sylvie Inez: A selection of photographs taken by little Ms. Sylvie; & Quote for the Day: Montaigne on the aim of parenting

In honor of my daughter’s 3rd birthday (which is today), I publish a selection of photographs she herself has taken over the past year. Sylvie very deliberately sets up frames; and for every dozen or so pictures she takes, she … Continue reading

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Competing Quotes for the Day: Sam Harris contra the Avett Brothers on holding our children

Take an experience like carrying your child. You pick your child up hundreds of times a day, it seems. At a certain time, your child is going to get too heavy to pick up. At a certain point you will … Continue reading

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Bring me little water, Sylvie

Sylvie Inez was named after her great-grandmothers, Sylva Combs and Inez Hauck. But her other namesake is Leadbelly: Bonus: here are some fine cover versions. The Wailin’ Jennys Harry Belafonte And my favorite: Sweet Honey in the Rock

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Quote for the Day: Montaigne on living in the moment

When I walk alone in the beautiful orchard, if my thoughts have been dwelling on extraneous incidents for some part of the time, for some other part I bring them back to the walk, to the orchard, to the sweetness … Continue reading

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