Danceless Dan’s Diary Dangles Dandy Dusky Dutch Doodles


Arrow holding head Nov 2016

Can (11 year old) Melika do the impossible? (Hint: The ‘impossible’ is to find a dancer who is ‘worse than Dad’.) What kind parent dips a pacifier in honey? (And feeds a rotund newborn sugar water?) How did Nazy discover that there is no Dutch word for ‘refund’? What would you do when discovering that the ‘milk white bread’ you bought was ‘double baked’ and looked to be chocolate milk white? What other wonders were found in the Martin Family archives?

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California dishwasher steamrolls Finnish Family TV spin-off


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Why is a local bird enamoured with The Martin Family water softener? Did you know that John Cleese can speak Portuguese? But why is he showing off during while Dan and Nazy are trying to watch “A Fish Called Wanda?”. How quickly can a defective dishwasher accelerate debris? (And does it matter if the debris is soaked in super glue?) Who designed a dishwasher with a spin cycle? And how applicable is business experience?
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planes and cars — rams and tears — balls and fears — Docs and Jeers

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Why did the youngest of the grandest sons refuse to get out of bed on Wednesday morning? What is larger: the number of little airplanes that Dan has? Or, the number of little cars that Tiger has? Is a Tiger stronger than Boeing 747 landing gear? (A model 747?) Why is this letter postmarked “Republic of California”? Can a Tiger, an Arrow, Dan and Nazy coexist, at 2:00AM on a Queen-sized bed? (And which subset is able to sleep regardless of the answer?) Is Los Angeles reconsidering the welcome extended when the Rams football team returned?
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Tarmac delays threatened aircraft evacuation on inactive taxiway

Arrow and Tiger on swing Nov 2016

Is it unreasonable to expect that your airline will find an open gate when your flight lands? Who waited more impatiently: Dan or Tiger? How did Nazy convey her ire? And why didn’t American Airlines react? Was Arrow happy when Tiger ‘shared’ his toy Humvee? Why didn’t Melika and Tom join the Halloween costume parade this year? How well are the grand(est)sons bonding? Read More...
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Tiger’s airport closes on upside down mountain SUV Arrow


Family (Martin, Adams) GC Oct 2016

What is a rolling thunder surprise birthday celebration? Is the thunder related to echoes from a truly grand canyon? Who booked a rental car for the wrong day at a small airport? Did they really turn off the airport lights before the taxi arrived? What’s worse: United Airlines flight delay ineptitude or American Airlines surly customer service? Why does a two year old believe that riding on a bus is more exciting than looking at The Grand Canyon? What is the best room decoration for a boy named ‘Arrow’? (Hint: There is a Hopi Village native crafts center nearby.) Read More...
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Bananas trump cowboys as pumpkins tout gatorade Jack-o-Lantern


At the winery October 2016

Who would prescribe that 16 eight ounce glasses of gatorade be consumed in 4 hours? (And did they know that gatorade tastes like bottled sweat?) What sacrifice did Dan make in order to get a pair of donuts? And who let the grand(est)son eat one of those donuts? Is Tiger aware of the Bugatti brand? And, if not, did Dan buy the model car for himself? Who sketched the concept design for The Martin Family jack-o-lantern? Will Dan and Nazy reuse their banana Halloween costumes? Read More...
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smelly cows and racing pigs dominate pumpkin festival

naz pumpkin fingers

What do pigs and cows have to do with pumpkins and autumn? Where is there an international turnip festival? And how does it compare to the global onion jamboree? Who arranged a ride that was literally on a cattle car? How do the Swiss create the cow-filled, picturesque mountain glens? (Hint: think about the cattle car.) Is there a child on the planet that doesn’t like Cotton Candy? Read More...
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