Lakers magnifying risk takes a little off the top Dodger


Nazy phone lakers family

Where could you successfully apply for a job if your CV included positions like: “Chief Safety Officer, Chernobyl” or “Chief Risk Officer, Lehman Brothers”, or “Head, Navigation, Titantic”? Would you ask Marie Antonette’s hairdresser to ‘take a little off the top’? Is it dangerous to leave a magnifying glass on the window sill of a south facing window in Santa Barbara? How will the Lakers do? (And the Dodgers?) Who’s sleepover pajamas are stripe-less?

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Infinite helicopters plague typhoid (mary)canine family fun night

Dan's birthday 2020 Fellowship


How do number sequences and important calendar dates combined to provide a theme for the latest issue of The Weekly Letter? Hint: Could it have anything to do with a birthday? What is Friday Family Fun Night and who gets the biggest piece of cake? What kind of a number is infinity? How many parts are there in Tiger and Arrow’s ‘make a helicopter’ construction set? Hint: see previous question. What should you do when your dog frightens a child? Hint: Don’t get into a discussion with Tiger.
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cameras, rockets and honey battle gravity, chemistry and tradition


Grandchildren Sept 20 2020 on Turtle

Who didn’t want to take any more pictures? And, if you don’t want to take pictures, is a wedding the best place to be? Who is able to thrill three children by spotting a snail — and a column of migrating ants? How long does it take for a centrifuge to spin a couple of frames of beehive sufficiently? Why was the model rocket named “Vlad”? In what ways is a vinegar and baking soda powered volcano superior to a vinegar and baking soda powered rocket? How many ways can a model rocket parachute fail to deploy? Read More...
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magic calendars morph birthdays into wedding day


dan wedding talk 2

What’s the next date in the sequence: 6/13/14; 7/15/16; 8/17/18? If you ‘guessed’ 9/19/20 you’ve divined the subject of the latest issue of The Weekly Letter? Why are these dates special? Does it have anything to do with California wildfires? How about California grandchildren? Or, say, their parents? Where do they take a lot of pictures? And who wants to be, eh, who demands to be in every picture? What event would be suffienctly momentous to bring Mitra from Los Angeles to California? Will FedEx and the bad hair witches subvert the plan?
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your call to remote ipadded schools is important — current wait time…

Tiger and Dan standing on knees Sept 2020


First Grade — delivered on an iPad? And when did SeeSaw become ‘an app’? Where is it “sooo much fun” for Azelle? If ‘my call is important’, then why is the ‘current wait time’ measured in fortnights? And why did the Division of Motor Vehicles, the local clinic and Alaska Airlines all hire the same person to tell me how important I am to them? Would you walk under the path of a flying seagull? Hint: it is 2020. Will we find a way to transfer our personalized California license plate (NAZ DAN) to our new car?
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cavity free normality cheers as lakers picture drawing wins

Lakers cheering


Who has most artistic talent in the family? Hint: the easier question would be: Who has the least artistic talent? As a hint, a three year old’s rendition of a cat was more recognizable than Dan’s effort? How was Dan able to avoid having any more cavities? Why did the household run short of antacid tablets and air sickness bags? Who turned on the alternate reality generator? And — are the Lakers back to respectability and, perhaps, even dominance?
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Travel Perimeter impacts birthday, jury duty and slide rule

Family Azelle Birthday take 1

How do they choose prospective jurors? Does geography have anything to do with it? What constitutes proof of non-residency? Should Dan have simply tossed out the summons? Why was it necessary to consult a superior Superior Court Judge? What’s the farthest Dan and Nasty have traveled in the last half year? Who had a birthday? And who helped blow out the candles? What is a slide rule and does it ‘work’ if it only slides one way?
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