Thursday, April 12, 2018


A lot has happened in ten years!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Spirited Away

Saturday, April 07, 2018


Anders and Soren came up with a new use for the air cannon at the Exploratorium that normally is used to send a beach ball into the air.

We also spent a bunch of time in the Tinkering Studio, which has a great vending machine...

...that sells electronic components and tool kits.

The Tinkering Studio also has a wall of trophies, featuring disassembled toys.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

egg hunt

The boys found fourteen eggs (twelve that they had decorated, plus two that we got at a dinner last night) in the backyard.

The Easter Bunny rewarded them for their efforts.

Food Bank - apples!

For our second family shift at the Food Bank, we lucked out and got to pack apples, rather than the far more common shift of portioning rice into bags.

We packed 2+ pallets of apples into smaller boxes. Here Sigrid is, celebrating the bottom of the first pallet of apples.

Soren tried to escape this pic, but you can see his head peeking out from behind some boxes.

It was a small crew today (instead of the 80 volunteers they expected, we for some reason only had about twenty of us), but we managed to box up 12,600 pounds of apples in our two hour shift. You work up an appetite when you're surrounded by apples for two hours, so we went to Little Chihuahua for an early lunch.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Pagan Eggs

My contribution, in honor of Michigan playing in the Final Four later today.

Bacon of the Month: Underground Bacon, Juniper & Thyme

April arrived a bit early, with installment #4 of the Zingerman's Bacon Club arriving yesterday. Wet-cured with juniper and thyme, and smoked with hickory and apple wood. It's pretty interesting. Perhaps not a good candidate for a go-to everyday bacon, but it's delightful nonetheless.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Vivaldi Club

Midday performance for the elementary school.

Here is one of the several pieces they performed.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

apple pie

Anders and Sigrid made a pie.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Happy Pi Day!

We ate the whole thing!