Tag Archives: Sylvie

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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Rocky Mountain High

Wendy has been obsessed with New Zealand since we went there together a few years back. She wants to live there, she says, because the mountains are so beautiful. And they are indisputably hard to beat for beauty. “But there … Continue reading

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Wendy or Sylvie?

I can’t get over how much the little girl in this Polaroid resembles another little girl I know:

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