Category Archives: Loose Chunks of Debris

Fiction, semi-fiction, thoughts, essays, haiku, and all other posts that strike a chord.

60 Faces of Bennett (55-60)

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60 Faces of Bennett (49-54)

This week Bennett showed his sense of humor. Sam, his dad, shook a bag of sunflower seeds in front of him and he was startled by the sound, maybe even a little scared. At first. But a moment later, Sam … Continue reading

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60 Faces of Bennett (43-48)

There’s an eternal mommy debate about when and whether to let babies CIO (cry it out) in a room alone when trying to get them to sleep. Bennett gets fussy and cries in the evenings. Certain things will soothe the … Continue reading

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60 Faces of Bennett (37-42)

                  I don’t think the emotion of love is something a grandparent instantly feels for a grandchild. Maybe you feel tenderness, and affection, and warmheartedness when a creature so cute and helpless … Continue reading

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Desert Botanica

The botanical gardens in Phoenix are lovely, and much abloom before it gets too hot here.

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60 Faces of Bennett (31-36)

This week at a party, Bennett got his first taste of unrestrained dog. Although he lives with two dogs, neither one has dared lick his face because Bennett’s parents have set boundaries for how the dogs can interact with the … Continue reading

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60 Faces of Bennett (25-30)

                  Bennett had another milestone this week, a vocal one. He has learned how to scream! I don’t mean a crying scream, I mean a rock-music scream, a Wild Man scream, the … Continue reading

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60 Faces of Bennett (19-24)

                  This week Bennett started to consistently grasp on and try to lift. He’d been toying with the idea, being inconsistent about it, for a couple of weeks. However, now he commits … Continue reading

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60 Faces of Bennett (13-18)

Well this is in essence a blog about Bennett, but tonight I’m giving his mom Myrrhine a shout out for the incredible juggling act she is doing this semester, between a nonpaying speech internship 3 days a week in a … Continue reading

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60 Faces of Bennett (7-12)

Highs and Lows of Week Two as a Nanny.
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